Jodie trained at Bird College where she won the Dancing Times Choreography Award and graduated with Distinction. She enjoyed a diverse performing career across many genres appearing in a commissioned work for Dance Umbrella to open the new British Library and travelling worldwide on luxury cruise liners as well as many pantomime and summer seasons both in the UK and Europe.
At The BRIT School she teaches a range of techniques and writes, choreographs and directs performance work. She has a breadth of knowledge and experience including technical advancement, artistic development, performance projects and developing and nurturing Industry links. Jodie has successfully initiated and led some exciting multi arts projects working with the BRIT Awards and with Kings College London in Zimbabwe.
Alongside BRIT School she has a portfolio of freelance engagements teaching and mentoring under the banner of the ISTD and choreographs for various corporate events, flash mobs and pantomimes. She has been part of the R & D for the new ISTD Contemporary dance syllabus and enjoys annual trips to NYC to develop her knowledge and skill set.
Jodie holds BA (Hons.) from Christchurch Canterbury University, QTS and Fellowship status with the ISTD. She was selected to benefit from The Dance UK Teacher mentoring programme and is an Adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals and All England Dance. Jodie was a keynote speaker for the FA Talent ID Conference and is developing her practice with a Masters Degree exploring creative practice and motivational climates to enhance training young performers.
2019 Patricia Snowdon All England Qualifying Festival
2018 Craig Bartley
2017 Jacqui Ison All England Qualifying Festival
2016 Angela McDonald
2015 Paddy Hurlings All England Qualifying Festival
2014 Tanya Allen
2013 Kathy Preston All England Qualifying Festival
2012 Jennifer Haley
2011 Karen Collings All England Qualifying Festival
2010 Jill Redford
2009 Paddy Hurlings All England Qualifying Festival
2008 Jill Baldock
2007 Jurek Schroka All England Qualifying Festival
2006 Denise Doling
2005 Erica Jeans All England Qualifying Festival
2004 Donald McLennan
2003 Sue Latham All England Qualifying Festival
2002 Marian Roberts
2001 Mavis Butler All England Qualifying Festival
2000 Sue Latham