Joanna Smedley

Theatre & Television


joanna-smedley-300pxJoanna has been working in Theatre and Film production for over 12 years, her credits in the past 5 years as head of department in London’s West End and worldwide include: Olivier award winning Top Hat, world renowned Dirty Dancing and Fatal Attraction.

Joanna’s career started off in the television and film industry where she worked on a range of productions including Bo Selector, The Charlotte Church Show and BBC’s Waking The Dead.

With Joanna’s skills in fine art she then began working at The Royal Opera House for the Royal Ballet in Covent Garden and was fortunate enough to tour all over the world with the company.

Whilst working on theatre productions, Joanna also works with a number of music labels and artists. Her clients have included Lily Allen, Charlotte Church, The Wanted and Iron Maiden amongst national advertising campaigns for big brand names such as I player, Dove and Dermablend.

With Joanna’s expertise in period wig making and dressing, we are very lucky to have her teaching at BAMM.  In doing so, she always approaches us first when seeking out new trainees, one of which is just about to tour Japan working alongside Jo on Top Hat!

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Specialist Areas


  • Television Makeup
  • Wigmaking
  • Body Painting
  • Theatre Makeup
  • Prosthetics

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