Joelle was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in Bel Air, Maryland. At age 2, Joelle began dancing. She has studied at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and Dance Conservatory Maryland. In 2018 she graduated from Goucher College with a B.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Mathematics. In 2019, she created Ballet Nocturne to make a space for dancers who do not have a space now. She now teaches dance at various studios across the Baltimore region.