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Jo Jeffries

Youth Theatre Coach


Jo was born in Edinburgh. She has a BA in Performing Arts from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has spent 12 years acting and dancing in productions by choreographers including Ian Spink, Arlene Phillips, Alan Greig and Janis Claxton and opera companies including Scottish Opera, ROH Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Geneva Opera House. Jo has been dance captain, movement director and choreographer for Welsh National Opera, San Francisco Opera and the Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Jo has taught extensively in the Edinburgh community. She brought her early years experience to the Tribe Porty Youth Theatre team in 2016 and leads the Thursday morning (915-10am) and Friday afternoon (1-2pm ) class at Tribe Porty. 
Jo also plays traditional Scottish fiddle, is a ceilidh caller and is one of the pioneers of the Adventure Folk movement in Scotland. She incorporates live music into her work with children and families.