J'Adore Dance

Jodie

Instructor

Jodie Vandekerkhove is a professional artist with extensive training and education in the field of dance, holding a holding BFA (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and MA (University of Alberta, Canada). Jodie's MA research focused on Ethical Practices for Beginner Ballet Class. The results have been published in Vandekerkhove, J. (2018). At The Barre: Ethical Training for Beginner Ballet Class. In P. Markula & M. Clark (Eds.), The evolving feminine ballet body (pp. 127-150). Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press. She began her early training in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and then went on to dance professionally for various choreographers and has performed with Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy, KO Dance project, Heidi Bunting, and Mile Zero Dance all over Canada. Jodie has been a presenter for the TEDx Garneau Women event. Jodie appreciates all diverse backgrounds and abilities in dance and appreciates everyone's unique way of moving. Jodie has a passion for teaching dance and taught at Concordia University of Edmonton, University of Alberta for over 20 years where she informed students of dance education. Presently, Jodie works as an Art Consultant for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and continues to spread the love of dance & movement to others.


https://www.ualberta.ca/kinesiology-sport-recreation/alumni/alumni-spotlight/jodie-vandekerhove.html

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