Joanna Navarre is an Licentiate of the IDTA, holds a BDC licence and  is a graduate of  Roehampton University where she read for a masters in dance anthropology. She is also a professional member of People Dancing the foundation for community dance. She is involved with developing dance programmes that have a positive impact on health and well-being   Her most recent work is with people living with Parkinson's with Dance for Parkinson's.