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About

Jodie is a Broadway Actress, Author, Renowned Teacher and Coach. Her Broadway/Broadway National Tour Credits include “Les Miserables” (Cosette), "Joseph...Dreamcoat" (Narrator), "CATS"(Grizabella), for which she has the distinction of being the youngest actor to portray the role, and the Pre-Broadway show “Martin Guerre” (lead character Bertrande).  Jodie starred as Diana in the critically acclaimed production of "Next to Normal" at Actors' Playhouse in Miami, for which she received the prestigious Silver Palm and Broadway World Awards, as well as a Carbonell Award nomination. She also starred in the highly acclaimed production of "Joseph...Dreamcoat" at the Maltz Jupiter Theater. Other New York and Regional credits: "Evita" (Eva Peron) at Maltz Jupiter Theater (Carbonell Nomination), "Bernstein's Mass" at Carnegie Hall/Kennedy Center), "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" at the Westside Theater in NYC, "Funny Girl", "Smile", "Chess" at Paper Mill Playhouse, directed by Rob Marshall, the Tony Award-Winning Eugene O Neill Theater Conference, and "The Thing About Men" (LA Premiere). NY Workshops include: “The First Wives' Club” (understudy to Ana Gastayer). She also starred in “Bare” at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale and played Mrs. Walker in “Tommy” with Tony-nominated actress Adrienne Warren.  Jodie has performed as a lead soloist for President Clinton, with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, and the Mets/Yankees Subway Series. TV credits include: "Rescue Me" and VH1’s "Singing Scentsations."  Jodie performs her cabaret show throughout Florida, and most recently opened for comedian Robert Klein and Broadway legend Lee Roy Reams.  This November Jodie will be a soloist with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. 

Jodie co-authored the book "MAKING IT ON BROADWAY: ACTORS' TALES OF CLIMBING TO THE TOP," with a foreword by Jason Alexander. This book is a candid, behind-the-scenes, and sometimes shocking look at Broadway's stars, comprised of Jodie'sinterviews with such notables as Jason Alexander, Antonio Banderas, Brooke Shields, Chita Rivera, Idina Menzel, Ann Miller, and Donna Murphy, to name a few. Jodie personally interviewed each of these Broadway stars as they shared their personal stories and struggles of climbing to the top. This book has been a top seller and is required reading at leading conservatories around the country.

Jodie has taught private voice and directed many productions at the University School at Nova Southeastern University. She was also a teacher at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where she taught adult acting and improvisation. She has teaching credits at numerous other high schools, colleges and universities, including working as an adjunct professor at the New World School of Performing Arts (both the high school and college programs) and at New Jersey University, teaching musical theater, and Mad Dance in Miami, where she was head of the musical theater program.

Jodie has taught numerous master classes around the world, including:
  • Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL

  • Dreyfoos School of the Arts – West Palm Beach, FL

  • Maltz Jupiter Theatre – Jupiter, FL

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Art Institute at Nova Southeastern University – Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • New School for Drama – New York, NY

  • Niagara University – Niagara University, NY

  • J Company Youth Theater (Leading Youth Theater in the country) –
    San Diego, CA

  • JCC Center Stage West – Westport, CA

  • Vail Christian High School – Edwards, CO

  • Vail Mountain School – Vail, CO

  • The Studio New Canaan – New Canaan, CT

  • Desert Mountain High School – Phoenix, AZ

  • Matlin Studio for the Arts – Phoenix, AZ

  • Stagebrush Theater – Scottsdale, AZ

  • CTA Crossroads Theater – Walnut Creek, CA

Jodie is the CEO and founder of the acclaimed educational program "Making It On Broadway" (www.makingitonbroadway.net). Making It On Broadway is a world-renowned musical theatre training program where students explore the realities of what it means to be a Broadway professional. Participating in classes taught only by current Broadway professionals, students have the opportunity to work with and perform for these Broadway pros, many of whom are Tony Award winners and nominees from every aspect of the business including performers, casting directors, agents, directors, conductors, producers, and composers! Recent master classes have been led by Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Laura Osnes, Kelli O'Hara, Patina Miller, and many more respected artists.