is the Founder and Director of the Masterís School for Creative
Arts. She has been trained in many forms of dance in the last 40+
years: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Interpretive, and Hebrew Folk
Dance. She has used her dance background to express her love for
the Lord, glorifying Him in worship ministry in the church for the
last 29 years.†She has traveled all over the East Coast and now
the Southeast doing workshops and conferences, releasing people
in the gift of dance for the Lord. Joanne
taught Worship dance for 3 years at The Genesis Project, a Christian
Arts studio in Greenville, and from there went on to open the Master's
School where she has taught for the last 7 years. For 9 years, Joanne
was the dance leader at Mt. Zion Christian Fellowship in Greenville
SC.and now seves as a Prayer Servant as well as a Small Group Leader
at City Church in Simpsonville,
SC, where she has also taught Prophetic Dance classes.
Joanne co-founded The Worship Dancers Alliance 12 years ago with
Jami Crisman. This is an organization that unifies dancers from
numerous churches in the SE for the purpose of fellowship, prayer,
encouragement and training. She has also served as part of a network
of intercessors and a prayer coordinator for the Arts for the "Hinge"
a city wide prayer gathering in Greenville, SC. Joanne's passion
is dance, the Lord and sharing both with others, her desire is to see anyone desiring
to dance be released to do so, regardless of age.