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Teaching & Directing

While maintaining a professional acting career (and occasionally portraying a teacher on-screen) Joanna has also dedicated immense time to serving as an educator, director, and artistic leader. With over twenty years of experience as a director and teacher, she spent the last ten years working as the Director of Lower and Middle School Drama at Savannah Country Day School. In this position, she taught drama classes to 4th-8th grade and directed two full-scale middle school productions, as well as several collaborative lower school productions. Joanna is known for helping every kid feel confident that they can play their part! 

Directing and Teaching Resume
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Disney MOANA, Jr.

Joanna is passionate about introducing strong acting technique and tools, as well as creating design opportunities for students. 

She is also dedicated to making musical theatre accessible to every young actor, and creating an environment were young performers can explore how to use their unique voice.

Disney NEWSIES, Jr.              
Behind the Scenes of the Lion King 
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