Joanne Ball-Burgess: Dancing Across An Ocean

November 12, 2014

Bermudian Joanne Ball Burgess, also known as Judge Joanne of Sakata and Jo-1, recently read excerpts of her written work at the “StoryMoja” literary festival, an annual event held in East Africa.

Ms. Ball-Burgess, known for both her music and her writing, was also interviewed by radio show Africa Creates in a piece called Dancing Across an Ocean.

About Ms. Ball-Burgess, Africa Creates said, “Joanne Ball-Burgess is a singer, dancer and writer. More than that, I found her to be a warm and charming lady who sincerely wants to uplift others with her numerous talents.”

Click play below to listen to the Joanne Ball-Burgess’ interview with Africa Creates:

“Her first book, The Lizard & the Rock: A Fable of Bermuda’s Discovery, became Bermuda’s bestseller during its launch year in 2008.

“Joanne started dancing in her early teens and has performed with the Contemporary Dance of Tulsa Company and the Greenwood Dance Company. She trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Dancehall styles, and she’s taught dance workshops in the United States, Cyprus and Egypt.

“As if that’s not enough, Joanne also holds a Master’s in Education; her thesis work focused on the impact of infusing the arts into school curricula. She has taught middle school and offers extracurricular art and poetry classes to support creative learning in children.”

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