Meet Miss Joan

Joan Adams Wolfe (aka “Miss Joan”)

Through her mother’s insight and inspiration, Joan spent her childhood immersed in puppets and stories; paint, color and mud pies, music and instruments of every kind, and hours of outdoor creative play to put it all together.  At the age of seven she followed her older sister to the Corpus Christi Ballet Academy and instantly found her niche.

Ms. Wolfe studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a BA in Modern Dance. She later moved to San Francisco to further her dance training and perform with independent choreographers and companies.  It was in Berkeley in the early ‘80s that she apprenticed with Leni Seigal, protégé of Anne Leif Barlin, considered the leading authority on creative movement.  Ms. Wolfe has been teaching children’s dance, writing curriculum and directing performing arts camps in private academies and public schools for 25 years.

For the last 20 years Ms. Wolfe has been the Creative Ballet Curriculum Director at Ballet Austin Academy where she guides children ages 18 months through six in her thematically based Creative Ballet classes, as well as trains and oversees Ballet Austin Academy instructors in her curriculum.  She is also co-founder and artistic director of Kidstar Performing Arts Camps, and Arts Explorers – Thinking and Doing Workshops