Jo began dancing at the rather early age of 2, when convenience required her to be taken to classes at the same time as her older sister. Immediately finding her passion she went on to train intensively in Tap, Jazz, Modern and Ballet.
Whilst studying History, she began her ISTD teaching qualifications, and upon graduating, combined teaching with auditioning and performing. She was quickly employed at a variety of schools and studios across London and, once committed to teaching full time, took on the next level of qualifications. In 2012 she fulfilled her childhood ambition and opened her own school – Clifford Studios - in her grandfather’s name.
The excellent exam results achieved by all pupils Jo has entered is testament to her skills as a teacher. In 2009 she added Pilates teaching to her repertoire and in 2015 she added Barre. Both have enhanced her ability to train pupils to a high standard and she is now taking on the challenge of her Licentiate study in Modern, with the intention of training teachers.
Jo finds teaching both fascinating and fulfilling and continues to further her study of dance education via the ISTD and through her ongoing Pilates training.