CONFIDANCE Director Jo Frater has over 15 years experience of working with learning disabled dancers and has had an positive impact on many lives through dance and performance
Jo is a trained dancer, qualified teacher and Artist in Residence at Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. She has devoted her career to the development of children and adults with (and without) learning disabilties through dance and performance.
Jo has a lifetime of experience within the field of learning disability, as a sister to Luke, who has Downs Syndrome and communication difficulties. She has grown up witnessing and reflecting on the positive effect that he has had on those around him, and the change to preconceptions that others may have about him.
The transformative nature of dance is central to Jo's ethos, and she uses perfomance as a platform to champion the skills of people with learning disabilties.
Working as an inclusive dance specialist for a range of organisations, including Royal Opera House, Kent County Council, Rose Bruford College and Mencap, Jo continues to grow her practice and broaden the reach of CONFIDANCE in the South East.
For more information about Jo's experience download her CV here.