Jo Turner

Actor, Director and Teacher, National Institute of Dramatic Art

Sydney based actor, director and teacher, JoTurner, brings adiverse and unique mix of skills tothe NIDA Corporate team. Jotrained at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, a school specialising in movement and improvisation.

He worked in Europe for several years performing, creating new work and running workshops on the Lecoq Method.

Since returning to Sydney,Jo has worked as a performer, director and writer with Bell Shakespeare, The Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, The Ensemble Theatre, Black Swan Theatre Company (WA) and La Boite Theatre (Qld),as well as extensively in film andtelevision. As an independent artist Jo is dedicated to the production of new visually driven work, including the highly successful Ruby’s Wishwhich recently toured to the Sydney Opera House, the Arts Centre in Melbourne and Belvoir Street.

As a teacher Jo has worked extensively with training institutions such as NIDA, QUT and The Actors Centre,primarily in the areas ofimprovisation and movement.