Anita Jo Lenhart
229 Theatre Building
Anita "Jo" Lenhart earned her MFA in Directing from Florida State University in 1987.
Her directing career has focused primarily on Theatre for Youth, directing more than
ten seasons for the Memphis Moving Line, eight seasons with The Tennessee Governor's
School for the Arts, and four seasons with The Moving Company in Tallahassee, Florida.
A classically trained singer, Jo has performed as a soloist with Opera Memphis, the
Memphis Symphony, and the San Francisco based Lamplighter's Musical Theatre.
Recent acting credits include roles with the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania
Centre Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre, Playhouse on the Square and Theatre Memphis.
Jo teaches acting, somatics, and theatrical voice. She is a certified Bikram Yoga
teacher and counts Arthur Lessac, founder of The Lessac Institute, as a dear friend
and mentor in teaching voice.