Jodie Cole is a working class choreographer, movement director, facilitator, & performer, & is lead artist at Jodie Cole Dance. Inspired by the healing powers of movement to cross social divides, she celebrates difference, uses movement to unite experience & brings performance to unexpected places.
She works internationally in communities, on large scale site specific projects, in theatre, & she has extensive experience teaching in SEND settings.
Jodie has mentored dance facilitators for the Royal Academy of Dance & she is an MA Movement: Directing & Teaching graduate (RCSSD). She runs workshops & movement sessions for institutions across the UK & she is trained to level 3 British Sign Language.
In 2021 Jodie was appointed as Weston Jerwood Creative Fellow at Extraordinary Bodies for her leadership potential as an inclusive practitioner, where she continues to work as Co-evaluation Producer on the Connecting Communities project.
In 2022 Jodie Cole Dance created and toured Boogie Booth nationally, a popup participatory dance experience funded by Arts Council England and Kent County Council.
Jodie is currently exploring "Class, Collaboration, & Complex PTSD" as part of her Arts Council DYCP, is an associate for the Jerwood Toolkit promoting socio-economic diversity in the arts, and teaches actor movement at British American Drama Academy.
Photo Hydar Dewachi