Joshua Chong is a freelance performing arts critic and journalist based in Toronto. In 2020, he completed the one year Emerging Arts Critics programme, a mentorship initiative for young arts writers run by the National Ballet of Canada in partnership with The Dance Current, Intermission Magazine, The Whole Note and Opera Canada. He is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying English. Chong served as the associate features editor of The Varsity, U of T’s student publication, and won a John H. McDonald Award for Excellence in Student Journalism for his investigative journalism. Prior to university, he was the editor-in-chief of his high school’s newspaper, Graffiti, and led the publication to 16 Toronto Star High School Journalism Awards.