Jo-Ann has been sharing her love of dance with students of all levels and ages for many years. She has owned KICKS DANCE STUDIO since 1984 and was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for 35 years as a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing.
Jo-Ann has trained many students who are now enjoying professional careers in dance, television and film. She is also proud to have several students go on to perform major roles in Broadway Musicals. Jo-Ann has trained national and international level champions and has been recognized by the examiners of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing for providing “high quality dance training” to her students. Jo-Ann has trained at Broadway Dance Centre (NYC) with some of today’s greatest tap teachers. She has studied with famous tap dancers, Savion Glover, Mike Minery, Germaine Salsberg, Chuck Kelley, and Barbara Duffy. Jo-Ann has been invited to adjudicate prestigious competitions and guest teach master tap classes for several well known dance associations in Canada. Jo-Ann opened KICKS DANCE STUDIO in 1984 to satisfy her life long dream of teaching dance lessons to children. KICKS is now a very successful business and is very well respected by other professionals in the dance industry.