Dancing has always had its special place in Joanna's heart. After taking a belly dance class with her first instructor Lia Ridley, in the fall of 2005, she instantly became hooked. Taking the grace and Romany style roots that her first teacher Lia instilled in her, Joanna began studying Tribal Improvisational Style with Molly McClellan of TribalTique in the fall of 2006.
After watching the Shake and Bake students practice their improv skills and seeing the undying group support for whoever took the lead, Joanna was inspired to push her dance to the next level. She was accepted into upper level classes and started performing with TribalTique's Denver Chapter regularly. Joanna started taking an interest in helping students learn, and in the Spring of 2008, she became Molly’s Teacher Assistant. She has found it to be a challenging and rewarding experience.
Knowing that she's only touched the tip of the "belly dance iceberg", Joanna attends every available belly dance event and workshop to further hone her craft and skill.
Joanna was invited to become an Assistant Director of TribalTique in the Fall of 2008.