Jodie is an Essex girl living in Margate, via London. She’s a choreographer, movement director, teacher, and performer, and makes one woman shows for herself. Inspired by social injustices, her work is about class, gender, mental health and hope.Jodie is an inclusive researcher and practitioner of movement and dance. She works in the community and has extensive experience teaching in SEND settings (special educational needs and disabilities). She mentors dance facilitators teaching in the community and is a recent MA Movement: Directing and Teaching graduate (RCSSD). She currently runs workshops and movement sessions for institutions and community groups across the UK. She is especially interested in the raucous joy of movement, the potential for full-bodied expression, and inclusive practice.
(a short attempt to thrive)
A work in progress created by Jodie Cole Dance
Jodie Cole Dance is a female led inclusive dance theatre company that creates joyful spaces for everyone to be part of. Jodie Cole Dance is an agent for change, an inhibition loosener, a movement “sponteneyaniser”, and they bring performance to unexpected places.
Inspired by the healing powers of movement and social divides, they celebrate difference and use movement to unite experience. Audiences leave saying “she made me want to see more” (Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph), and “You cannot help but instantly like her” (The Dance Enthusiast).