Joanne is a graduate of Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Related Arts/Dance, Music and Theater. Joanne became a member and choreographer of Kutztown University's dance company, the Performing Dance Portmanteau. Joanne's dance education not only consisted of many technique and choreography classes, but she was also enrolled in courses such as Dance History, Musical Theater, Dance Production, Conditioning for Dancers, Dance Alignment, and Senior Seminar. Her senior year she was an Assistant to her Ballet Professor, Joyce Campbell. Joanne graduated with the Senior Undergraduate Service Award. Upon returning home after graduation, she showcased her vocal and dancing talents in Lancaster County at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and The Fulton. She has also taught dance for The Fulton's Summer and Winter workshops. She has enjoyed choreographing musicals such as School House Rock Jr. and Guys and Dolls Jr. at The Fulton. She was both choreographer and costume designer for Anything Goes, Urinetown and School of Rock with Popovsky Performing Arts. She is also the founder of PK Project, a Modern Dance troupe that celebrates the diversity in women. PK Project has performed throughout Lancaster including Theater of the Seventh Sister, Ephrata Playhouse, E-Town Relay for Life, Countdown Lancaster, Lancaster Crime Victims' Vigil & National Dance Week. Joanne has been teaching dance for over 25 years. She taught at Danse Classique, Silver Spring Dance Conservatory, Next Step Dance Academy, Lancaster School of Ballet, Popovsky Performing Arts and Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance. In August of 2013 Joanne opened her own dance studio called Chance2Dance. Chance2Dance is a place where everyone can experience the love and artistry of dance. Joanne is currently a member of Barefoot Dance Company which is a performing contemporary dance company combining the creative and collaborative talents of dancers and other artists led by Priscilla Kaufhold. Joanne has taught ages 3 through 83 and enjoys working with all levels.