Jo grew up in Kent and started her career as a professional figure skater in Dorothy Hamill’s Ice Capades Cinderella-Frozen In Time touring US and Canada. She trained as an actor at Mountview and was part of Non-Fiction Theatre Company, one of the first verbatim theatre companies. Non-Fiction worked with the headphone verbatim technique developed from Mark Wing-Davey’s Drama Without Paper workshop at the Actor’s Centre in London; she co-created and performed in Non-Fictions’ plays including Sex 1:Death 2; (‘a ground-breaking piece of theatre’ – What’s On) at BAC, Soho and Edinburgh Festival. Jo has an MA in playwriting (Distinction) from Royal Holloway, University of London. She lives in London and has two grown up sons and a yellow Labrador.