An Evening with Joanne Clifton
Join us for a talk by Joanne Clifton on her experience of training and competing as a professional dancer. She’ll tell us about her time on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and her career in musical theatre.
Fresh from rehearsals for her role as Princess Fiona in the upcoming UK tour of Shrek, Joanne will join us on Zoom and answer any burning questions.
The talk will be followed by a preview of our Summer in the Park events.
Joanne Clifton was most recently seen playing the role of Jacqueline in Windfall, at the Southwark Playhouse. Prior to this, she has played Morticia Addams in The Addams Family, UK Tour, Berthe and Fastrada in Pippin, at The Garden Theatre, Janet in the No. 1 UK Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, Alex Owens in the No. 1 UK Tour of Flashdance, and Dale Tremont in Top Hat, where she received her second Offie nomination. Her first was for her acting debut as the Streetwalker in Iriving Berlin’s Face the Music.”
Joanne is perhaps best known for her time on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. After winning the World Professional Showdance Champion and the European Professional Ballroom Championship, she joined the show as a professional dancer. During her time on the show she performed in the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, won the Christmas Special with McFly’s Harry Judd, and went on to win the glitterball trophy as the 2016 champion with her partner Ore Oduba.
Joanne’s further credits include the UK Tour of Burn The Floor – Reunion Tour, the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, at the Sheffield Lyceum and The Grove Theatre in Dunstable, the Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and Friday Night is Music Night, on BBC Radio 2.