Jodie started dancing at the age of six after watching a performance by the then
Holyhead School of Dance. She has excelled in a variety of dance genres including
Ballet, Tap, Modern, National, Disco and Ballroom, gaining the highest results in
over fifty ISTD dance exams.
Jodie has won countless trophies and medals in many dance festivals and competitions
around the country, as well as being part of the troupe winning first place at the
National Eisteddfod and
performing on the television programme “Uned 5” for S4C. Whilst a member of the
Barton Dance and Drama Academy Jodie has performed in a wide variety of locations
including: Manchester Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Her Majesties Theatre, The London
Palladium, The Albert Hall, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Florida and aboard a cruise
liner around the Mediterranean.
Her professional training began in 2002 after she gained a place, and was awarded
a full scholarship,
at the Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre in Liverpool. There she studied Ballet,
National, Contemporary, Disco, Ballroom and Latin American. During her time
as a student Jodie performed in productions of “Fame”, “Copacabana” and “West Side
as well as taking part in workshops with the casts of “Cats”, “Starlight Express”
As a dedicated student she achieved an amazing number of Associate teaching qualifications,
with an A.I.S.T.D. in each of the following subjects: Ballet, Tap, Modern, National
Whilst still a full time third year student at the college, Jodie began teaching
classes at a
local dance school in Liverpool in the evenings and at weekends.
Following her graduation in 2005, she was invited to teach at the Merseyside
Dance and Drama Centre summer school which she continues to do each summer.
Since graduating Jodie has performed as dance captain in the Christmas pantomime
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” staring alongside Sue Pollard at the Rhyl Pavilion.
Jodie returned to Holyhead in 2005 and immediately began teaching at the Barton Dance
and Drama Academy. She has since entered numerous candidates for dance exams with
100% pass rate in all subjects. Jodie is also currently teaching private ballroom
classes for couples,
as well as choreographing several wedding first dance routines. She also coaches
competing with solo disco routines at the local and national Eisteddfods.
Now the proud mother of Demi Louise, Jodie is looking forward
to choreographing exciting new routines for her students.