Joanna Smedley

Theatre & Television

joanna-smedley-300pxJoanna has been working in Theatre and Film production for more than 15 years. Her credits in the past five years as head of department in London’s West End and worldwide include: Wicked, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Olivier, the award winning Top Hat, 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 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.

As well as 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. She’s worked on national advertising campaigns for big brand names, such as BBC iPlayer, Dove and Dermablend.

With Joanna’s expertise in theatrical makeup, 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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