Joanne does not come from an arts background but she has a great love of watching dance. She has been a member of the Board for over 20 years. She is a solicitor by profession and is also an elected member of Newcastle City Council. She has a specific interest in ensuring that all children and young people have access to opportunities to fulfil their full potential irrespective of their background. She is therefore passionate about the work of balletLORENT in engaging local communities.