Creative Team

Joanne McShane

Jo McShane

Head of Dance

Jo is originally from Liverpool and trained at Laine Theatre Arts. She is currently working as an Actor, Choreographer and Teacher. She is also part of the Tap Trio, The Tap Chaps.
She currently teaches at GSA, and has taught in Most Major Drama & MT Schools such as Mountview, Arts Ed, LSMT, Laine Theatre Arts & Urdang.

She has recently been nominated 3 times for an Off West End Award for her Choreography on SALAD DAYS, SOHO CINDERS & BAD GIRLS.

Choreography work includes:

  • TOP HAT the Musical, The Royal Court Theatre Company, Cunard
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Promotional video for Twentieth Century Fox
  • LEND ME A TENOR, LSMT, ALADDIN, Broadway Theatre, Catford, Selladoor Worldwide
  • SALAD DAYS, UK Tour and Union Theatre. (Off West End Award Nomination-Finalist)
  • HAMILTON, LEWIS, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Kings Head,
  • MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Mountview, SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, (Off West End Award Nomination-Finalist)
  • BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (UK Premier), GSA
  • BAD GIRLS, Union Theatre (Off West End Award Nomination)
  • TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre, working alongside Sir Trevor Nunn
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Blackpool Winter Gardens,
  • THE SCARECROWS WEDDING, UK Tour
  • 5 Pantomimes for FFE at Glasgow Kings Theatre & The New Woking.

Associate Choreographer:

  • THE DREAMERS, Abbey Road Studios
  • HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, Wiltons Music Hall
  • SISTER ACT, LEGALLY BLONDE, SINGIN IN THE RAIN, Kilworth House,
  • THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH, UK Tour,
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & A CHRISTMAS CAROL, GSA.

Performing Credits include:

  • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Ensemble U/S Mrs Gloop and Mrs Pratchett, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • CATS THE MUSICAL, Rumpleteazer, Dance Captain, U/S Demeter, UK & European tours
  • SOUTH PACIFIC, U/S Nellie Forbush, Kilworth House Theatre
  • BLOOD BROTHERS, Brenda U/S Linda, Phoenix Theatre, West End and UK Tour
  • LEGALLY BLONDE, Chutney, Kilworth House Theatre
  • SINGIN IN THE RAIN, Ensemble, Kilworth House Theatre
  • SISTER ACT, Ensemble, Kilworth House Theatre
  • CHICAGO, Annie, U/S Velma Kelly, Aberystwyth
  • GREASE THE MUSICAL, Ensemble, U/S Pattie Simcox, UK Tour & West End
  • CHESS THE MUSICAL, Ensemble, Aberystwyth
  • Role of CINDERELLA, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
  • FIRE OF DANCE, European Tour
  • Tinkerbell PETER PAN, Broadway Theatre, Catford
  • MOTHER GOOSE, Dance Captain, York Theatre Royal