Jo trained in the local area in all styles of dance, drama and singing. At College she gained a Diploma in Performing Arts and continued her studies with the RAD, LAMDA and qualifying as an ISTD teacher. Whilst still training Jo took part in many amateur and semi-professional shows.
Jo started teaching as an assistant but has been a qualified teacher for 14 years, concentrating more on the ISTD syllabus alongside the RAD where time permits. Before this time she worked as a professional dancer and singer. Professional work includes numerous Pantomimes, Theatre and Television work including a performer on Sport Relief for the BBC.
Modelling for "My Guy" magazine, Debenhams UK, Model/Dancer for Hugo Boss promotion in Vienna.
Dancer/Singer in Greece within a known chain of 5 Star Hotels also as a Dancer at the Prestigious Casino De Madeira on Madeira Island. Jo also travelled the world extensively as a show and cabaret dancer acting as dance captain on board many Cruise Ships. Dancer at corporate events in and around London.
Jo took over Elements Dance and Theatre Schools in January 2008. She has enjoyed watching the school grow over the last few years and seeing the various students achieve their goals, some students going on to Universities and Dance/Drama Colleges and many performing as a career. Jo is always looking for new opportunities and experiences for the students at Elements to be involved in and thoroughly enjoys her time teaching all the students young and old!
Away from class, Jo has two Children, Charlie and Jamie who inspire and keep her continually on her toes!