History of Jo Jo’s:
Callie has always loved the arts and enjoyed all aspects of the performing arts: singing, dancing, producing. While the stage still lights her up, creating opportunities for others to experience the arts at all levels is a priority to Callie.
When she had the opportunity to open a dance studio, her son guided her in knowing the only logical name for the business was Jo Jo’s, paying homage to her nickname as a hopeful, excited girl who wanted a career in the performing arts.
Following her heart of helping others, Callie is always finding innovative ways to open the doors for anyone to partake in the arts from whatever angle they decide: as a performer, instructor, or a community member looking to have some fun!
Winning a Fulbright to study dance in Colombia solidified in Callie’s mind and heart, the importance of equity and access through the arts and her desire to build upon programs she has previously created and been recognized for in the community and internationally. As Callie’s mantra of encouragement says, “Let’s Get Movin’!”
Jo Jo’s Journey:
Want to get to know Callie and hear how it all started?
Have a listen to the podcast Successfully Unstuck with Jo Jo, and follow the evolution as it’s happening.
Get to know Callie as a mom, and educator, as she weaves in interviews of special guests on various occasions.
It truly is a family affair as Micah Rich, her son, heads the production.
“Let’s Get Movin’!”