Annie Jo is a Chicagoland performer, educator, and choreographer. She began her training as a child in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with Riederer School of Dance, attending various NADAA conventions and performing on her high school dance team. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, graduating with honors. During her college years, Annie Jo began performing at Six Flags Great America. Since then, she has studied on scholarship with the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project of Chicago and performed professionally at The Marriott, Drury Lane, Paramount, Ordway, and Fireside Theaters. Annie Jo has choreographed close to 100 musicals on various Chicagoland stages including Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook Theatre, Up and Coming Theatre, Big Deal Productions, Highland Park Players, as well as taught various styles of dance at studios, schools, and in master class workshops across the Chicago area suburbs, specializing in tap and musical theatre. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College teaching all levels of tap in the musical theatre program.
Annie Jo is a high energy artist who believes that a bold, polished, engaging finished product is best achieved through a collaborative, committed, and supported environment and process. She is simply ecstatic to be part of the LAD family and work alongside her friend and mentor, Miss Brenda!