Jo Clancy is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people of Western NSW. She was raised and still lives on Darug and Gundungurra country in the Blue Mountains with her family.
Jo commenced her full-time dance training at NAISDA Dance College in 1990 and then went on to the University of Western Sydney where she gained a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Over the past twenty-five years Jo has developed many Contemporary Aboriginal dance works and education projects for festivals and events throughout Australia and overseas.
Jo is the founder and Director of the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers and teaches in schools and communities across NSW. She sits on the Board of Studies for NAISDA Dance College and coordinates their Create NSW Garabara Ngurra High School Dance Camp. Jo is also a peer mentor for Blakdance Australia’s national industry body for contemporary Indigenous dance.