TEACHER, ACTRESS, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR...

Joy Saxton has trained and worked with young people currently appearing on major network television shows, national commercials, and major motion pictures.

Joy began her career at the age of eight years old anchoring a two time national award winning kids television show called Kids TV Express for over ten years. They did specials on Just Say No to Drugs Campaign, Aids Awareness, Sunshine Kids with Cancer, NASA space missions and more. Joy grew up in local community theater and toured with Peace Child in Russia at age fourteen. At age seventeen, she started a performing arts troop called A Little Laughter Productions and recruited forty young people to produce and perform in a play that toured nursing homes, children’s homes, homes for the mentally handicapped, and hospitals. At age seventeen, she was the youngest student ever accepted into the O’Neill National Theater Institute, which worked with world-renowned theatrical directors.

In her early twenties she started a program called J.O.Y. International, a non-profit organization, and developed and implemented an educational curriculum for elementary schools in Texas. Joy produced a television pilot, called J.O.Y. Agents that addressed issues regarding children around the world. The TV pilots received rave reviews, and celebrity child actors from the Disney Channel helped to promote the program.

Joy has taught for Page Parkes Modeling and Talent Agency, the largest agency in the Southwest. She produced and directed a children's short film called Dare to Explore with NASA. Joy is represented by one of the top Texas talent agencies in acting, Pastorini-Bosby Talent.

She has served on several boards and raised over a million dollars for charities working with an orphanage in India and Africa, Dell Children's Hospital, United Way and J.O.Y. International.