Founder & Director - Joanne Samuel
Joanne Samuel is best known for her role as the screen wife of Mel Gibson in the 1979 film Mad Max. Prior to Mad Max, she appeared in TV police shows Matlock Police and Homicide. She was also a regular cast member in soap operas Class of ’74, The Young Doctors and Skyways, as well as guest staring in the comedy hit Hey Dad! and as Jeanette Taylor in All Saints.
More recently, Jo appeared in the ABC TV series Rake and directed her first feature film THE FIVE A childrens adventure.
Jo studied dance with Honeybrook and drama at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney.
Jo is a long-time advocate for children’s arts education. and has taught youth drama in the Blue Mountains since 1999.