Jo began studying magic in 2007 and has carved out a distinct story-based performance style, often using real historical artefacts in her acts.
She has received two awards from the Australian Society of Magicians and is a member of the Australian Institute of Magic. Jo holds a PhD in History and Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne and enjoys combining her interests through the study and performance of magic.
She has been seen all around Victoria, performing for the Clunes Booktown Festival, the Ballarat Heritage Festival, Magicians at Work, Book Week, Curbside Carnies, conferences, galleries, community, and private events.
Jo was part of the Australian Institute of Magic’s successful 2016 attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest magic show, and a performer in the City Museum’s Hocus Pocus exhibition on the History of Magic in Melbourne.
Jo’s parlour show The Miniature Museum of Magic played for six months at the Speakeasy HQ Theatre in Flinders Street in 2018, where she was also a regular performer in the Saturday night vaudeville line-up.
Recent shows have included The Witching Hour, A Night of Spiritualism, and The Quack and the Charlatan. Her close up show Unusual Objects sold out at the Laneway Theatre during the 2022 Melbourne Magic Festival and is back by popular demand in 2023.