This webinar occurred on Tuesday 27 October 2020.
- Jo Lee, Director of Performing Arts at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi; United Arab Emirates
Jo Lee (she/her/hers) was the founding Drama teacher at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, when the school opened 6 years ago. She was the school’s director of the award winning “Water in the Desert” Opera project, staged at NYUAD. Jo has completed a Masters in Drama in Education at Trinity College, Dublin and specialized in supporting non-drama-specialists incorporating Drama into their teaching pedagogy. This led to her producing the first entirely Arabic spoken play by a British International School in the UAE, following the journey of Moroccan explorer, Ibn Battuta. Jo was nominated for the GESS ‘Innovative Teacher Award’ for her work with Drama and Arabic. Jo proudly presented about this topic at the World Alliance for Arts Education in Frankfurt in November 2019. It was at this conference that she became a co-founder of Pretzel Theatre.