Johanna (“Jo”) Groves is originally from San Diego, CA. Dance has always been enmeshed in her life since she was very young. She was a member of her high school dance team, performed during Super Bowl XXXVII, and eventually started her first teaching gig while a senior in high school at In Motion Dance Center in Bonita, CA. After college, Johanna got married to a soldier in the Army and moved to Alaska where she continued her dance training at Alaska Dance Theater. In 2008, she packed up her belongings and travelled across the Atlantic to Italy. There, she studied ballet, jazz, and modern at Dance School DNA in Padova and was able to perform around the city with their performing group. 3 years later she moved back to the states and ended up in Fayetteville, NC. She danced 2 seasons with the local hockey dance team (now called the Marksmen) and shortly after, started coaching for the arena football dance team. She also taught ballet, contemporary, and jazz classes at Alpha Omega Dance Academy. In 2019 she moved to Augusta, GA and made her Augusta Player’s debut as a featured dancer in Something’s Rotten. She also closed out the 2021/2022 AP season as an ensemble member/dancer in Cinderella. Jo is grateful for the chance to give back into the community that has inspired her to learn new things.