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Jo holds Performance Certificates in Voice (Trinity) and Oboe (Royal Schools) and has taught music to children for nearly 20 years, bringing musical fun to hundreds of pre-schoolers as well as teaching singing to a range of students around the Wellington region, both in groups and individually.
A passion for music theatre has seen Jo tour New Zealand in Evita, with Stetson Group, as well as taking on the roles of ‘Grizabella’ in Cats for Wellington Musical Theatre, ‘Mrs Noah’ in NZ Opera’s production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, ‘Octavia’ in Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr’s The Nero Show at Circa and most recently ‘Hida’ in Red Scare Theatre’s premiere production of The Bone Thief.
 
As a choral singer, Jo was a foundation member of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and has been a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand chamber choir. She currently sings with Nota Bene, Baroque Voices and Inspirare and is assistant musical director with Wellington Young Voices Children’s Choir.

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The Tīwhas: A Matariki Spectacular

Wellington

19/06/2024 - 29/06/2024

"Flamboyant, lush and absolutely rooted in truth, heart and love..

Mum's Vege Patch - Development Season

Wellington

25/04/2024 - 27/04/2024

"A thoughtful and necessary piece that allows us all to explore our relationship with grief..

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Wellington

20/04/2024 - 05/05/2024

"Jump in, hold on and enjoy the ride..

KINKY BOOTS

Auckland, Wellington

25/05/2023 - 15/07/2023

"Still an absolute winner to blow out the winter chills..

"A joyful experience of spectacular singing and oh those fabulous boots..

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INTO THE WOODS

Wellington

27/04/2023 - 06/05/2023

"Ensemble cast delivers Sondheim’s all-important lyrics and rhythmic gymnastics with stamina, enjoyment and commitment..

"Crafted with love and attention to detail..

End Of The Rainbow 2023

Wellington

17/02/2023 - 18/02/2023

"A potent, frenetic, heart-wrenching and often humorous gift..

WHY ARE MY PARENTS SO BORING?

Wellington

01/10/2022 - 15/10/2022

"Fun and playful with an important message..

WONDERKIND

Wellington

09/07/2022 - 05/05/2023

"Epic creative explorations – so much experienced in so little time!..

"Humour, surprises, artistic creativity and the joy of playful friendship..

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Presenting… THE TIWHAS!

Wellington

04/06/2022 - 11/06/2022

"‘Simply the Best’ and for ‘Absolutely Everybody’..

SPEAKEASY - a 1920s Musical Revue

Wellington

26/05/2022 - 27/05/2022

"Passion, comradery and harmonic blend shining for all to see..

SUNDAYS AT IRA'S

Wellington

02/04/2022 - 16/04/2022

"Let Yourself Go..

"A nostalgic and heartfelt back journey to Broadway's heyday..

SOHO CINDERS

Wellington

27/01/2022 - 05/02/2022

"The crass fairytale we deserve right now..

"Timeless issues confronted along with much fun and frivolousness..

LITTLE TOWN LIARS

Wellington

05/10/2021 - 09/10/2021

"Fun and food for thought from a large and talented ensemble..

MADAGASCAR The Musical

Wellington

04/08/2021 - 15/08/2021

"A laughter filled time of theatrical fun..

RED!

Wellington

04/08/2021 - 04/08/2021

"Inspired blend of children’s perspectives and professional skills..

Story Studio LIVE 2021

Porirua

30/07/2021 - 30/07/2021

"Facilitates the capacity for our kids to make a difference in their lifetime..

SEASONS

Wellington

19/04/2021 - 24/04/2021

"Joyous and informative..

THE LOOK OF LOVE

Nelson, Wellington, Christchurch

14/03/2020 - 20/02/2021

"A vocal and dramatic masterclass of effortlessness..

"Genuine charm and vocal prowess..

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THE GLITTER GARDEN

Wellington

30/09/2020 - 10/10/2020

"Blooming into life..

IMPROV FOR KIDS 2020

Wellington

07/07/2020 - 18/07/2020

"Great interactive and entertaining fun..

SLÄPSTICK

Wellington

13/03/2020 - 15/03/2020

"Charming, uproarious and skilful..

"Pure escapism in a time of uncertainty..

MONSTER SONGS A Supernatural Pop Concert

Wellington

23/10/2019 - 30/10/2019

"A patchwork of parts – just like Frankenstein’s Monster..

STORY STUDIO LIVE 2019

Porirua

24/09/2019 - 24/09/2019

"Fantastic collaboration blends fun with deep, important and heartfelt messages..

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