Creative C.V.

E-mail: jodi.ann@me.com   Instagram: @jodiannnicholson_dance_artist

head and shoulders of a mixed-race female. smiling at the camera, wearing black
Teaching/workshops

Choreography: working with found text

 

Interdisciplinary Practice: Improvisation & Free Writing 

Performance Art: The Impact of Form on storytelling  

Other

LIFE DRAWING MODEL 

National Dance Company Wales Dance Associate 

Board Member of Kokoro Arts

Collectives

SUll Collective 

Groundwork Collective

 

LOYALTY

2010 - present

2010 - present

Visual & Installation Work 

February 2021: Barry Community Quilt

A community project with The Memo Arts, Barry

15th December 2018: SHIFT: Opening of Capitol spaces.

Exhibit of ‘S.H.I.R.T’

15th December 2018: Parading of trees: performance walk (Cardiff)

Co-organised with Lauren Heckler. I parade that opened up three new creative spaces in Cardiff: Shift, SUll & Rug. Inspired by the parade for the kids in 1800's when the capitol centre was a theatre. 

1st – 14th November 2017: H.O.U.S.E Trade Street, Cardiff.

With Cardiff M.A.D.E, a residency that looked at house and home. 

9th – 14th September 2016: From the Third Floor,

Masters Degree Show Cardiff Art and Design, Cardiff Met.

5th - 26th June 2016: Basic Human Needs

Boncath, Pembroksire, SA37 0HU

12th – 16th April 2016 Beyond Borders,

The GAP Arts central, unit 4 Minerva Way works, 158 Fazeley street Birmingham, B5 5RT

Teaching

November 2021: Performance Art: The Impact of form on storytelling.

A workshop I created and led for Bridgend College Fine Art Students. Looking at the impact of performances forms on story telling, exploring what forms of performance there are and why we might use them. 

November 2021: Choreography & Interdisciplinary Practice

Choreography: focusing on working with found text 

Interdisciplinary Practice: focusing on the parallels between free writing and improvisation practice. creating your own text

December 2019: Text as a provocation: dance workshop.

A workshop I created and led for PGCE students at Bath Spa Uni. Using Skellig by David Almond I introduced tools for trainee primary school teachers to be able to use dance in the classroom with story books as the starting point.

September 2020 : The Branches of Me

Apart of NDCWales and Literature Wales Plethu/Weave commissions. A collaboration with poet Connor Allen creating a poetry/dance film exploring ideas of mixed-race identities.

Performance

August 2020: The Stay Home Dance

I devised through the lockdown, a collaborative dance film project between a spoken-word poet and a group of Wales based dancers. A project to keep creatives connected.

August 2020: HIVE.

Choreographed by June Campbell-Davies for Butetown Digital Carnival.

Other performers, Krystal Lowe, Krystal Dawn Campbell & Shakeera Ahmun

February 2020: Express Yourself at Elysium Gallery, Swansea

Organised by Marega Palser. I performed ‘Dear Girls’, a solo work in progress.

August 2019: Wales Millennium Centre’s: African Wasteless Banquet

Performed as Yameya in an improvisational performance work.

Costume by Flo, Movement Direction June Campbell-Davies 

15th December 2018: SHIFT: Opening of Capitol spaces.

Performance “Moving with Benjamin”

July 2017: Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival. 

Performance “Moving with Benjamin” and collaboration with Frag(mental); Hiraeth: I Didn't Get To Breathe Today. choreographed by Krystal Dawn Campbell. 

Performed at: West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff.

June 2017: Arrive Dance Platform.

Performance “Moving with Benjamin” performed at: Memo Arts Centre, Barry

26th January – 8th February 2016: Creative Exchange Pop-Up exhibition

12 High street, High Street Arcade, Cardiff

January 2015: Pret A Manger, short dance film. 

Volunteer work for Pret A Manger. Recreating final dance scene in Slum Dog Millionaire, "Jai Ho". Filmed in: Belt Craft Studios, Seven Sisters (London)

October – December 2013: Charles Linehan - “Broken Shore” 

I worked with Charles Linehan for a 6-week period to create a 20 minuet work.
Bonnie Bird Theatre & toured around London

May 2013: Lea Anderson – “Smithereens” 

I worked with Lea Anderson and Gabriel McNaughton on the recreation and staging of her work Smithereens. Bonnie Bird Theatre (London)

July 2012: “21 Minutes” choreographed by Vânia Gala.

A collaborative creative process with Panayiotis Tofi, Teresa Feio looking at apathy and the body as empty vessels. Venue: Bonnie Bird Theatre.

Digital Work

July 2021: Music Video for Sion Trefor

Choreographed and performed by myself. Produced by Mac Nixon

July 2020: Music Video for Martha Gunn: Say When.

Choreographed and performed by myself. Produced by Edwin Burdis

January 2020: Music Video Triptych for Rustin Man.

Kinky Living: Choreographed and Performed. 

Carousel Days: Choreographed and performed. 

Jackie's Room: Movement Director

Directed by Edwin Burdis produced by OnPar productions.

September 2019: “John Lennon is my Jesus Christ” Music Video.

Choreographed and performed in Buzzard, Buzzard, Buzzard music video.

Directed by Edwin Burdis, Produced OnPar productions.

October 2022: We Echo by Taylor Edmonds

Choreographed and performed by myself. Produced by Luna Productions

Education

Masters in Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK, Cardiff

​2015 - 2016

BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK, London

​2011 - 2014

NVQ in Performance, Rubicon Dance, UK, Cardiff

​2010 - 2011