Columbus, OH, USA
Joanie Calem is a singer/songwriter, storyteller and inclusion advocate. Born in the USA, Joanie moved to Israel at 15, where she began her career as a performer, storyteller and music teacher. In 1998, Joanie moved from Israel to Columbus, OH, and has been busy presenting song and story programs nationally and internationally since then. Joanie is the mother of a young adult with autism, and dedicates much of her performance work to "concert conversations” for all ages, inviting audiences to create and maintain inclusive communities using original songs, stories and conversation.