Joanna was a sports acrobatics gymnast competing nationally and internationally before transitioning to the more creative, less competitive, world of circus. She trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts as a teenager performing flying-trapeze and acrobatics. Joanna then studied Art History at Cambridge University where she became immersed in the theatre world and directed a sell out circus adaptation of Alice in Wonderland which then ran successfully at Gilded Balloon in the Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Inspired, Joanna founded her own company, The Feathers of Daedalus Circus, which strives for multi-disciplinary collaborations and surreal circus storytelling. Joanna has produced and directed 4 shows since (Coppelia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mythologue and Tarot), working with over 100 performers in the UK and Brazil and performing to over 10,000 people in three years. Alongside this she has continued to pursue her own circus training, has had exhibitions of paintings in Japan, India and Brazil, and has recently done costume design in Georgia USA for a 1980s recreations for a documentary with Radical Media.