Joe Dekkers-Reihana is half Dutch (Maas en Waal region) and half Māori (Ngāpuhi). He has been a performer in Wellington for nearly a decade and has toured up and down the country with different companies. He has performed in multiple shows with theatre companies The Bacchanals, Tawata Productions and Taki Rua. In 2013, he won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer. Joe trained under Willem Wassenaar who is an all-time inspiration to him.