Joanna Des Marteau
Co-Artistic Director of Company / Pre- Ballet Technique Instructor
Joanna started her dancing technique classes at Carol Tetmeyer's Dance Studio in Des Moines, Iowa. Under Carol's tutelage she was given the chance to work with Greg Neuman. Together they started The Moving Force which took Joanna to schools around Iowa and perform for kids. The Moving Force led her into the chance to perform with The Neuman Project. She then attended Southern Utah University performing in the dance department's yearly shows. She then worked for a summer in the musical, "UTAH!" among the beautiful red rocks. A dream fulfilled Joanna received a chance to dance with The American Folk Ballet. Changing schools Joanna received her BFA at UMKC in Dance Performance. Out of University she got a job dancing with City in Motion, Kacico and KCYA. During this time she has taught, Ballet, Modern and Pointe for Donna's. She loves to salsa and cut a rug when she can! She is excited to be back with the company for a third time as a dancer and choreographer and now as an Artistic Co-Director.
Joanna teaches Pre-Ballet