Jo first started belly dance classes in early 1997 and has been devoted to belly dance and all its styles ever since. Jo is influenced and inspired by other dance forms, especially flamenco, contemporary, fusion, and folkloric, and incorporates these varied influences into her own choreographies. She also loves using veils and swords and is constantly experimenting with different types of music and ideas for choreographies.
Jo has been a “gym junkie” for many years and spent many years rock climbing and hiking in Australia and in a number of other countries. She has recently acquired her Certificate III (fitness instructor), and Certificate IV (personal trainer), and believes that a large variety of physical activities make for a versatile dancer and helps keep a person’s zest for life alive.