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Joanne Canning (Dr. Griggs)

PhD, B. Sc (Hons), Dip B. Mang. Ad Dip. ABS.
Joanne Canning has a highly professional arts background:
1978 – 1992 The Australian Ballet Co., The Australian Opera Co. – The Merry Widow tour with Joan Sutherland. The Dancers Co. Principle roles: Nutcracker, Gisselle, Monotones and One in five. Soloist: Swan Lake, Kettentanze, Spartacus, Sleeping Beauty, Poems, City Dancers, Suit-en-blanc, Our Waltzes, Ballet Imperial, Tales of Hoffman, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Symphony In D, Take That and Signatures and many more Corps des ballet

Joanne gained her qualifications as a doctor in 2016 involving neuroscience, genetics and intervention for those with “Special Needs”. Her work in wellbeing, health and arts engagement has involved brokerage for policy with the Victorian Government and she is currently engaged as a Post-doctoral Fellow and sessional Anatomy and Physiology teacher at Victoria University.

Dance Film A.B.C. Pineapple Poll & Swan Lake Production: Choreographer Melbourne Theatre Co. productions. “When she danced” & “I Hate Hamlet” 1989 Choreographer & assistant Director The Church Theatre, Actress: Melbourne Theatre Co.: Burn This (lead role) Women in Mind & When she danced; Playbox Theatre Co.: – My son the lawyer is drowning & Pacific Union; Carlton Courthouse: Critical Moments; Talking Stick: The Trojan women; The Last Laugh: Behind The Play; St. Martins Theatre: Groping for Words & Mary; The Melbourne International Comedy Festival: The Royal Commission Into The Australian Economy; NYC tour: Tiny Tim & the Tulips N.Y.C.
T.V: many including- Queen Kat, Carmel and Saint Jude, Four Minute Mile, Stingers, Neighbours (Jean Dalton),

Film and Video: many Publications including her Book: “Miracle in Potential”, by Joanne Griggs, published by Braidwood Press. Our family story and an early intervention methodology forwarded by the RCH developmental director, Associate/Professor Dinah Reddihough and launched by Bill Shorten (2010 – the then Disability Minister)