Jodi Melnick

BFA, State University of New York-Purchase. Choreographer, performer, and teacher. A 2012 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Grant (2010-2011), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2011 Grants to Artists Award, and two Bessies (2001 and 2008). Her dances have been performed at the Joyce Theater and City Center in New York City; her works have been commissioned and presented by The Kitchen (Fanfare, with set décor by Burt Barr), Dance Theater Workshop, La Mama for OtherShore Dance Company, Jacob’s Pillow, The American Dance Festival, Barnard College, Bennington College, Dance Box, Kansai, Japan, and opening the Dublin Dance Festival (2011) at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She has worked with a vast array of dance artists such as Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov and continues to perform with choreographers Sara Rudner, Vicky Shick, Jon Kinzel, John Jasperse, Liz Roche, and Susan Rethorst. Currently, she also teaches at Barnard College at Columbia University, New York University (in the Experimental Theater Wing), and Trevor Day School. SLC, 2013–

Undergraduate discipline: Dance
Graduate program: MFA Dance Program

Courses taught in Dance

  • Performance Project

Courses taught in MFA Dance Program

  • Performance Project - Graduate