Joanna is a rare woman with tremendous talent that she is generous in sharing and cultivating in others. Joanna is clear and focused about doing “the work.” She brings sheer determination and passion to make something new manifest in front of her eyes. With students, I have seen the compassionate yet firm way in which she pushes people to new heights. She does not take short cuts and moves herself and her students beyond where they think they can go. If you get a chance to cast her or hire her as an acting coach do it. You will be so glad you did. She’s a delight to be around and a catalyst for good.