Musical Theatre Choreographer
Meet Joanna, one of my fabulous musical theatre choreographers here at the Louie Spence Masterclass. Jo’s career as both a choreographer and a dancer has spanned across theatre, television and even film! She’s worked on some of the leading musicals both on National Tour and the West End. Jo’s love of musicals began from a young age when she performed shows together with her family. She has trained at both Elmhurst Ballet School and Laine Theatre Arts. Jo’s training and experience have formed a huge wealth of knowledge that she can’t wait to share with all you wonderful dancers at my masterclass.
Jo’s musical theatre class is positive, supportive and upbeat. You’ll dive into the world of a Broadway show, learning a combination to a track from a musical while developing a fitting style, energy and performance quality.
#DreamTeam nickname: The Vegan
Favourite musical or film dance number: The Producers
Earliest dance memory: My cousin pushing me into the splits.
Song most likely to get you on the dance floor: Anything!
Most embarrassing on-stage moment: Falling over (a lot) but apparently, it’s good luck!
Best piece of advice you’ve received: Be a nice person and work hard.
Choreographer credits: Just So (The Barn Theatre) Jack and the beanstalk and Aladdin (Qudos entertainment) Aladdin (Upstage Productions) Fiddler On The Roof (Guildhall) Tenderloin (east 15).
Theatre credits: The producers,Hello Dolly,Sweet Charity,Crazy For You (all west end) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,Barnum,Sunset Boulevard,Happy Days and A little Princess ( all as assistant Choreographer) White Christmas (uk tours) Guys and Dolls and On The Town ( Paris) Funnygirl (Chichester and Paris)
Film credits: Les Misérables.
Television credits: The Olivier Awards; Children in Need; Got to Dance; The Broadway Proms; Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; The Alan Titchmarsh Show; The Al Murray Show; The Olympic Torch Concert.