Jodi Leigh Allen

Jodi Leigh Allen has received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Shenandoah University in Virginia and her M.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from The University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Ms. Allen's professional performing credits include Julie Taymor’s Die Zauberfote (The Magic Flute) and Romeo et Juliette at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. She was offered a company member position with Malashock Dance and Company in California and was privileged to study and perform the Tango with actor Robert Duvall. Jodi was a featured dancer in several revue shows at The Occidental Grand Resort in Aruba and danced aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager sailing throughout the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas. After many years of performing, Jodi has transitioned into a dance educator, administrator, and choreographer in many academic establishments throughout the New England area. Ms. Allen is former Director of Dance for The Pomfret School in Connecticut as well as reestablished the dance program at the prestigious preparatory school, Groton School. She was on faculty for a year at The University of Massachusetts Amherst as a sabbatical replacement and held an adjunct jazz instructor position for two years at Keene State College. Currently, Jodi is the Movement Coordinator and Instructor at the A.R.T/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and has served as a dance instructor and choreographer for Harvard University's Dance Program for the last ten years. In the summer months, she is a lecturer for Harvard University’s Summer School programs. Jodi holds the title of Associate Professor/Director of Dance in the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music where she is establishing a Movement For Musicians curriculum and serves as Movement Coordinator and Choreographer for the college’s most prestigious yearly concerts in collaboration with the Yo-Team. As a continued freelance artist, Jodi has educated and choreographed at such establishments as Salve Regina University, the Harvard- Radcliffe Modern Dance Company (HRMDC), and was selected to be the professional stage manager for one of the oldest theatre groups, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. In 2012, she was thrilled to have premiered her original choreography in the musical, Carnival, for the Gloucester State Company as well as choreographed Cabaret for the Salem State University’s theatre program. Lastly, Jodi will be presenting her latest ar