Jo Turbitt is inspired by creative teaching practices and having an “outside of the box” approach to her work. She trained at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduating with first class honours in dance and she was the 2004 recipient of the Sir Paul McCartney Human Spirit Award. Training at LIPA encouraged her to grow technically, artistically and creatively both in her choreographic and teaching practices.
After a period of training in New York City in American Rhythm Tap, Jo’s tapping feet performed in venues across the UK including appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, London and Broadway. She has taught at many dance and performing arts institutions in the UK including Bird College, Dance Base, LIPA, Edinburgh’s Telford College, Mount View Conservatoire for Performing Arts, YDance and for Billy Elliot the musical, training future Billy’s in tap for the lead role.
Jo has taught at Performing Arts Studio Scotland since 2005 and has been inspired by the passion, talent, commitment, energy and artistry of her colleagues and of the many students that she’s worked with over the years. Delivering across all the dance courses in a wide range of subjects, she gets a real buzz from teaching. Currently Jo is studying a Masters in Education, Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland.