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 graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in dance in 2009 where she received department scholarships and had the opportunity to perform in faculty concerts, experimental works, and at the American College Dance Festival. While at EMU, Jodie studied under many notable artists including Joanna McNamara, Julianne O-Brien Pedersen, Holly Hobbs, Frank Chavez, Pilobolus, and many others. She is a recent MFA graduate at Jacksonville University where she studied choreography under the direction of Christina Teague-Mann and Cari Coble with instruction by, Alonzo King, Ana Sanchez-Cohlberg, John Paul Zaccarini, Mayra Morales, Lily Baldwin, and Marianela Boan.
Jodie currently serves as an adjunct lecturer of dance at Eastern Michigan University and teaches master classes throughout the country. She has taught for many notable companies, colleges, conventions, and festivals including Platinum Dance Experience, Versatile Dance Company, Michigan Dance Project, Detroit Dance City Festival, Brighton Dance Festival, Wayne State University, and Escuela Nacionale de Danza (Santo Domingo). Her students have gone on to study at The Juilliard School, Marymount of Manhattan, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, and Eastern Michigan University.
Jodie has presented work at numerous venues across the United States and Caribbean including Hudson Guild Theatre (NYC), Boll Theatre (Detroit), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Santon Domingo), among others. in 2018. Jodie and her company, Pure Existence, were invited for a weeklong residency at Escuela Nacionale de Danza (ENDANZA) to teach master classes and re-stage an excerpt of Two Twelve, PE's most current touring concert.
Jodie's choreography has been commissioned for Brighton Dance Festival, Dance Masters of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and ENDANZA, as well as multiple dance schools in the region. Her work has been presented at Biomorphic Dance Festival (NYC), Brighton Dance Festival (MI), Detroit Dance City Festival (MI), Detroit Dance Race (MI), Michigan Dance Festival (MI), Oakland Dance Festival (MI), and EDANCO (Dominican Republic). As resident choreographer for Pure Existence, Jodie has been producing concerts annually since 2014 at various venues across southeast Michigan.