Jennifer Polly

My daughter has been taking classes with Joanna for about 8 months and I have so enjoyed seeing her grow as a young actress. She loves being taught under Joanna’s instruction. Because of her classes, my daughter’s confidence level has increased dramatically, and as a direct result of Joanna’s lessons, our daughter was accepted into the Grammy-endorsed, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts theater program. She was up against students that had been training for 3 or more years at a previous art middle school. We couldn’t be more excited about that! The successes of her other students, both children and adults, are a testament to Joanna’s drive to push them to achieve their best.

As a parent, I must say how impressed I have been with not only Joanna’s talent as a teacher, but her drive, demeanor, and overall character. She is genuine and sincere. She treats us like friends, not customers. Joanna is very engaging with parents and her students. She exudes a calm confidence in what she does, even under pressure and time constraints.

Joanna has a true gift for teaching. Joanna is patient and passionate, and employs numerous techniques to grow their knowledge, skills, and experience. It has been fascinating to witness Joanna in action as she teaches students to dig deep inside to bring out the character and make it believable to the audience.