Jo has been an independent dance artist for fourteen years and is passionate about creativity, dance, health, education and partnership working. She has received funding to create and tour work, been commissioned by various youth dance companies and produced a dance and health film project screened nationally and internationally. Jo has facilitated and devised professional development courses across the UK for both specialist and non-specialist practitioners.
These include at the Royal Ballet School for Young Creatives (Youth Dance England) and for The Place. She has authored national publications and spoken at multi-sector conferences about dance as a vehicle for learning. Jo was recently programmed at the Southbank Centre as part of Why Festival, exploring UN Rights of the Child. Currently Jo teaches for The Place, is an Animateur for Essential Alston and is supported by Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund in researching Challenge 59, a dance and film project that puts young people at the heart of healthy messages.