Lourdes Experience – Spreading the message of peace, love, and hope while putting prayer & compassion into the world.
Joanne Carey Haid received her BA degree from Rutgers College in French and Political Science. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France and holds a business certificate for International Commerce from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and is recognized as a lifetime member of Cambridge Who’s Who of Successful Women in Business. She received her education in dance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts and studied in the master’s program for Dance Education at New York University as well as in theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City where she earned an AOA degree in acting and theater. She also is an ABT Certified Teacher for Pre-Primary through Level 3, successfully passing her exams through American Ballet Theater’s National Teacher Training Curriculum Certification in Ballet. Joanne has spent over 30 years in the dance field first as a performer and then 23 years as owner and artistic director of her own dance school being voted in 2020 as Best of the Best in Children’s Dance Schools. Those who meet her are moved by her authenticity, compassion, kindness, and her profound generosity of heart and say that reading her writing is like having a conversation with a good and trusted friend. When she is not writing or dancing you can find her volunteering!