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Jodie Randolph

Jodie Randolph
Professional Dancer and Choreographer

Milan resident Jodie Randolph is a choreographer and dance educator based in southeast Michigan. She is a member of Dance Masters of America, Michigan Dance Council, and the National Organization of Dance Educators.

Jodie received her B.S. from Eastern Michigan University where she studied dance and management.  She is currently pursuing her MFA in Choreography at Jacksonville University in Florida.

Jodie is the Creative Director and Resident Choreographer for Pure Existence, a professional contemporary dance company based in Ann Arbor, MI. She also serves as adjunct lecturer of dance at Eastern Michigan University, is on faculty at Brighton Dance Festival, The Dance Shoppe, Company C Dance Club, and Platinum Dance Experience. She teaches master classes throughout the country including, Versatile Dance Company, Michigan Dance Project, Wayne State University, and many more. Jodie has taught at various festivals in the Detroit area including Detroit Dance City Festival, Dance in the Mitten, and Oakland Dance Festival. Her students have gone on to study at The Juilliard School, Marymount of Manhattan, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Point Park University, and many other notable schools.

As a choreographer, Jodie’s work has been recognized across the Midwest and she was named Choreographer of the Year in 2012. In addition to her work with Pure Existence, Jodie's choreography has been commissioned for Brighton Dance Festival, Dance Masters of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Oakland University, as well as multiple dance schools in the Metro-Detroit area. Jodie has presented work at Biomorphic Dance Festival (NY), Brighton Dance Festival (MI), Detroit Dance City Festival (MI), Detroit Dance Race (MI), Michigan Dance Festival (MI), and Oakland Dance Festival (MI) in addition to producing full scale concerts for Pure Existence.

Her passion is mentoring dancers to find their own unique voice by embracing their individuality.  Her organic practice combined with highly athletic movement allow dancers to push physical and emotional boundaries.

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