Jo Richards

Jo started her training in Kent and came to Edinburgh in 2000 to study a degree in Applied Sports Science.  

She has been teaching and dancing professionally for over 23 years in various styles including Jazz, Hip Hop/Street, Commercial and Musical Theatre. Jo has lectured at Telford College, competed in Florida representing Scotland in the Hip Hop Squad at the IASF Worlds competition and was selected by Morag Deyes to travel to Delhi in 2010 to represent Dance Base at the Commonwealth Games Handover ceremony.  

Whilst teaching and choreographing Jo is a qualified Personal Trainer and also formed professional all female dance troupe Hustle in 2011. The ladies have had a meteoric rise to success with their first performance at TITP, continued work with the BBC, Edinburgh's Got Talent finalists 2011 and continually tour with Vive Le Cabaret as core cast members.  

A consummate professional with a relaxed approach in her classes, Jo believes dance should be all inclusive and fun. 

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