Director and Choreographer for Sport Starz
Joanna is a performer / educator / choreographer with a passion for the magic of Musical Theatre. She spent two years singing and dancing as Bride of Frankenstein in the MONSTER ROCK SHOW (Universal Studios Singapore), then returned home and performed as Marilyn Monroe (Warner Brothers Movie World.)
Favourite roles have included Velma (CHICAGO) and Peggy (42ND ST), both for Savoyards Theatre Company, as well as Reno (ANYTHING GOES – Beenleigh Theatre Company). She has also enjoyed performing in ÇATS (Rumpleteaser), Beauty and the Beast (Babette) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Mrs Potiphar), and many other productions. Jo’s screen credits include a feature role on Channel Nine’s children’s show THE SHAK.
Jo is also a qualified high school teacher with a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education (Dance / Drama) from Queensland University of Technology. Jo teaches Dance and is Head of Curriculum for Australian Youth Talent Academy and also loves working at a school for students with a vast range of physical and intellectual challenges. Jo recently toured parts of Australia with THE WIZARD OF OZ – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR (Harvest Rain Theatre Company) as a dance captain and performer. Having two young children of her own, she values the importance of quality, creative and interactive entertainment for youth, and is excited to be part of the Sport Starz team.