Joanne trained at the Dance School of Scotland, Bird College where she obtained 1st class BA(hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance, and subsequently New English Contemporary Ballet School. Whilst training she was selected to represent Scotland in Project CulturAtlantic, hosted by Gelabert/Azzopardi Dance Company, Spain.
Recently Joanne has been working with Nina Von Der Werth as part of The Cohan Collective, making new digital work with Janis Claxton, and touring Barrowland Ballet’s repertoire in both the UK and South Africa. Other professional engagements involve performing new and existing rep with companies/choreographers including: Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre; Errol White Company; Diana Loosmore; max.IMEALLdance; Pasodos Dance Company; Ampersandance; plan B Creative; High Heart Dance Company; Underhand Dance; eMotion; Kevin Edward Turner; Malgorzata Dzierzon; and Cagoule Productions.
Film and TV credits include: featured dancer in BBC’s River City trailer; tv drama The Outlander; music videos for Unkle Bob and Zulu Winter; Belle & Sebastian international tour visuals; and dance film/installation Strange Attractors directed by Swedish film artist Marie Liden.