Freelance dance artist and capoeirista based in Scotland. Most recently Joanne has been touring internationally with Janis Claxton Dance’s critically acclaimed POP-UP DUETS (fragments of love) including performances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Lincoln Centre, Singapore International Festival of Arts, WOMAD Australia and New Zealand, and Freespace Hong Kong.
With Barrowland Ballet she created a role in Wolves and has toured Whiteout, Tiger Tale and Playful Tiger nationally and internationally. She is also featured in the company’s most recent dance film Strings alongside children with profound autism.
Other recent professional engagements include: creating a role in Lewis Normand’s Selkie; starring in Abby Warrilow’s award winning dance film Etch; performing works by Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan with Yorke Dance Project; and working on Janis Claxton's digital collaboration with Bright Side Studios.
Past engagements include: White & Givan; Stephen Pelton; Rob Heaslip Dance; Chrissie Ardill; Cohan Collective; Pasodos Dance; Diana Loosmore; Ampersandance; Kevin Turner; Malgorzata Dzierzon; plan B; eMotion; Cagoule Productions;
BBC; The Outlander; Belle & Sebastian tour visuals; and various music videos.
Choreographic commissions include: new work for In'Ballo Academia de Dança, to be premiered in Brazil in 2020; Takoha performed by The Dance School of Scotland at Glasgow Theatre Royal, 2019; and Reverie A performed by Plan B.