Jo trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, where she gained her ISTD Tap & Modern (AISTD) Teaching qualification and her Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre. Since graduating Jo has worked as a freelance teacher and choreographer in many leading establishments as well as conducting workshops and summer schools.
Jo first started at JSTA in 1998 as their Tap teacher. She then went on to teach their classes in Modern and Jazz, RAD Ballet to younger students as well as adult classes and boys Jazz.
In 2008, after a period abroad, Jo joined Laine Theatre Arts teaching their full time tap students. She joined the school’s faculty when their Foundation Course was set up and became a member of the Children’s Faculty teaching the ISTD Tap & Modern syllabus.
After a break from teaching to have her family Jo is delighted to be back freelance teaching and is so happy to return to JSTA.