Joanna Cook (Tauranga, New Zealand) began her formal training at Excel School of Performing Arts (2004) and was selected to tour New Zealand with a group of artists performing in every major theatre throughout the country (2005). She went on to study education and taught performing arts in many prestigious schools and after school programs in New Zealand. In 2011, Joanna completed her Cert. IV in Dance at Brent Street and returned in 2013 to complete her Diploma of Elite Dance Performance under the direction of Jason Winters. Joanna was selected to dance with I.N.Z.P.Y.A dance crew and Urban Beat dance crew (NZ), she was a dancer and choreographer at Zirca Mega Club in Singapore (2009), she was a featured dancer in Tracy Trinders hybrid art piece, Skirt (2010) and Amber Gribbles Painful Word (2010). Joanna performed in the Sydney Fringe Festival for Corinne Urquhart in Out of Balance (2012), Entity Dance Collective in Mira Mansells, Grounded (2012), Expressions Dance Company in R&J (2013), In April 2013, Joanna was dance captain for the collaboration with Kaldor Public Art Projects for the contemporary art exhibition 13 Rooms where she featured in Allora and Calzadilla’s Revolving Door.