Jo Bartlett designed Shakespeare 4 Schools workshops to engage students and build their understanding of Shakespeare using period dance and movement in a fun and memorable way.
Jo is a Drama graduate and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in Speech & Drama. She has taught Movement for Actors at Middlesex University and as an Associate Tutor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (R.A.D.A) teaches dance and choreographs performances for students on acting courses including: B.A. (Hons), Foundation, Shakespeare in Action and Ages and Stages of English Drama. She has run Shakespeare in Performance classes for students from New York University, T.I.S.C.H Scholl of the Arts and University of Houston.
Jo has worked in period and theatrical dance for a number of years, dancing, designing and producing performance projects and workshops. She has collaborated with a diversity of prestigious organisations including: British Museum, Kenwood House, Hever Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Channel Four, BBC and numerous schools and colleges.
In 2018 Jo played the role of Prospero in an all female production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and both Dukes in As You Like It with Controlled Chaos Theatre Company, she was rehearsing the role of Henry IV when the Covid pandemic caused the production to shut down.