Sally Jo Bannow

Improv Coach

Sally Jo was  born and raised in Michigan and  grew up enjoying  the many lakes and rivers,  and the changing seasons.  She’s been a singer and thespian for as long as she can  remember, and, according to her husband,  she has a VERY good memory!  After receiving a  B.F.A. in theatre performance from Wayne State University and a couple of National  Children’s Theatre tours,  Sally Jo  moved to  Chicago where  her education  continued.
She studied improv at  Chicago’s Second City Training Center,  Shakespeare, film,  commercial techniques,  you name it!  While all this was going on,  Sj was performing here and there in live theatre,  doing her  one-woman cabaret shows,  traveling all
over the world,  and attending, graduating from, and then teaching at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. 

Eventually, a chance meeting with a director from Arizona,  brought Sally Jo out to Phoenix, her current home. She has performed with every major theatre company
in the  Valley of the Sun  and been featured in several commercials, independent  films,  and voice-overs,  and in one very  dramatic episode of “America’s Most Wanted!”  Since the birth of her son, Sally Jo has done less live theatre and more vocal  performance in order to spend as much time with him as possible.  And now, she is proud to introduce the “birth” of her new CD, “So Nice To Come Home To…

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