BA (Hons), LISTD (DDE), NDip (SAC) Nutrition
Jo started her training at Taylor School of Dance & Theatre Arts in Carnforth, Lancashire and after A levels went on to study for a degree in dance and Theatre Performance at Bird College. She continued studying for ISTD teaching qualifications at Merseyside Dance & Drama Centre, prior to enjoying an extensive dance career touring the world. Jo has been a performer for the prestigious hotel chain Pestana hotels and for the Casino de Madeira, as well as a backing dancer for Portuguese pop artist Cleo. In 2005 Jo started working for Italian cruise company Costa Crociere where she performed as a dancer onboard Costa Mediterranea, Costa Atlantica and Costa Romantica, as well as being part of the original cast of world premiere production shows onboard Costa Marina and Costa Europa. Jo was also promoted to Dance Captain and Production Manager during her time with the company.
After a successful performing career spanning 7 years, Jo decided to return to England as a full time teacher of ISTD Ballet, Modern and tap, free Ballet, Jazz and choreographing for shows and competitions. She completed her higher teaching qualifications in Ballet and Modern to Licentiate level in 2013, and has been a teacher at Coral Leigh Dance Academy since September 2014.