We are all creative movers, we make meaning through movement whether we are dancing or simply entering a room.
Jo spent many years in both corporate training and public education. She holds a degree in Communications as well as a graduate degree in Counseling. Throughout her varied experiences, she found working with young adults to help them overcome their obstacles and achieve their dreams the most fulfilling.
During Jo's career she has sought out opportunities to learn and grow in areas such as student leadership development, social justice, diversity training, growth mindset and positivity.
All the while Jo had a passion for dance, specifically bellydance, which she found as a young adult herself. Belly, Set, Go! brings together Jo's two loves: bellydance and helping others find meaning and purpose.
The typical program is an hour in length and can be given in a theater or classroom environment. Whether you book just Jo, or a whole troupe of dancers, you can expect an entertaining and educational program about belly dance. Through performances, video clips, and interactive games students will learn some interesting facts about the history of the dance, as well as touch on some of the important questions we can ask ourselves about topics such as cultural appropriation and ethnocentrism. All of Jo's programming will be uplifting and motivational, embracing themes like body positivity and growth mindset.