B.S., M.F.A., associate professor of dance
Jo Byrnes has undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering Technology and Theatre with Dance Emphasis, both from Kansas State University, and an M.F.A. degree in Dance and Related Arts from Texas Woman´s University. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in private studios, public schools, and at the university level. She was a founding member and artistic director of a.musing.dance.company and the Instant Dance Project. She has choreographed and performed with various companies and independent artists in the Dallas, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, areas and was a Teaching Artist for the Idaho Commission on the Arts. She is the director of the Cottey-in-Motion Dance Company and she also collaborates on some Cottey theater productions. Jo coordinates the Dance Department and is the Fine Arts Division Chair.
Courses taught at Cottey:
Improvisation, Dance Appreciation, Dance Company, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Choreography and Improvisation.