Joanne Bernard joined Phoenix in April 2020 as our Rehearsal Director. She will oversee all studio activity, working closely with the Artistic Director, guest choreographers and technical team to support the delivery of our national and international tours. Joanne trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and joins us from Salford University where she worked as the Contemporary Technique tutor on the MA Emergence Performance programme. She has worked on a wide range of projects and productions for several companies as a movement director, choreographer and rehearsal director including Gerrard Martin Dance, Tutti Frutti Productions, State of Emergency, Rosie Kay, and Red Earth Theatre. She has also worked on Phoenix Dance Theatre’s 2019 productions of Left Unseen and The Rite of Spring.