Jodie Carroll - Owner/Artistic Director
Jodie Carroll graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with a double concentration in Private Studio Teaching and Performance and Choreography. While at Meredith she was President of the Meredith Dance Theater, Vice President of the Meredith Jazz and Tap Company, and Vice President of the dance honor society, Nu Delta Alpha. She also received the awards for Choreographer of the Year, Performer of the Year, Dedication in Dance, and Outstanding Leadership in Dance given by faculty and peers. Jodie had the privilege of interning under Kirstie Spadie and Brenda Campbell at the North Carolina Dance Institute to complete her student teaching.
Jodie has been dancing since the age of 4 and is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Clogging, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Pointe. Jodie performed pre professionally with many choreographers in the Raleigh area including Courtney Greer, Carol Finley, Ashley Spears, and Talani Torres. Jodie has performed for multiple American College Dance Festivals, the North Carolina Dance Alliance, North Carolina Dance Festival, and NC Dances. She also had the honor of presenting her choreography in the 20ll American College Dance Festival at Elon University. Since graduating from Meredith, Jodie has worked full time with several dance studios around the triad area as Head Instructor of their competition teams. She led her teams to win Overall Top Score Awards and her choreography has won a Choreography Award, Bravo Award and Most Inspirational Award at recent competitions. Jodie continues to do everything she can to grow as a teacher and choreographer. In 2015 she became Acrobatic Arts Certified and currently uses their professional curriculum for Acrobatic dance. In April 2019, she received her Progressing Ballet Technique Junior, Senior, and Advanced Programs Certification. Also in 2019, she became Module 2 certified in Acrobatic Arts curriculum along with a certification in aerials and back handsprings.
Jodie established Jodie Carroll Dance Company in 2018 and has since began a competition team that has been awarded many awards including multiple Platinums, 1st place overall among other Top 10 placements, Judge's Awards, and Ultimate Showmanship. Her love and passion for dance is something that she will continue to instill in each and every student.