My name is Jo Darby and I have been dancing professionally for 10+ years and also teaching for 15+ years. After attending full time dance college I graduated and went on to travel the world as a Professional dancer, dancing on cruise ships and performing in summer seasons, pantomimes, UK tours and shows in Canada.
In 2015 I had the wonderful opportunity to work on the production of 'Be Our Guest' in the remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' which was an amazing experience!
In 2017 I then successfully auditioned for the new 'Mamma Mia 2, Here we go again!' film and spent several weeks shooting this for 2 of the big numbers in the film. This was an incredible experience and one I will treasure forever!
Wanting to pass on my experience to children, in 2015 I took over the Laura Emily Theatre School in Ipswich and created the Jo Darby Theatre School which is going from strength to strength and we have students from 18 months old and upwards!
We perform shows twice a year, a small Christmas show and then our yearly big Summer Show at at Seckford Theatre which we always look forward to and the children just love!
We look forward to welcoming you to the School!