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Creative C.V.

E-mail:   Instagram: @jodiannnicholson_dance_artist

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


October - November 2023: The Planets & When The Dragons Came Backk To Wales presented by Hummadruz

A black light theatre double bill: Gustov Holst's The Planets and When The Dragons Came Back To Wales Stuart Bawler and Lenny Sayers. Performed: The Riverfront, Newport, Blackwood Miners Insitute, Blackwood, Theatr Brechieniog, Pontadawe Arts, Barry Memo Arts. 

March 2024: The Bench curated by Krystal S. Lowe

A large oversized bench creates the back drop for a series of improvised performances: duets, solo's and group explorations take place outside over a time period of 5hours.  

July - August 2023: Fabulous Animals devised by Zosia Jo

I was one of the artists touring the performance to venues across South and West Wales. Venues: DanceBlast, Abergavveny, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, outdoors in Parc Cwm Darren, and The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven with a summer school for children and adults. 

May 2023: Fabulous Animals devised by Zosia Jo

I was one of five dancers apart of the creation and performance of the work. With a week of performances at Chapter Arts, Cardiff

February 2023: How Shall We Begin Again?, Cardiff

piece best described as something between a protest, portraiture and something like a prayer. initiated by Jo Fong, I was supporting artist for the creation process and one of the 50 performers who perform a solo that formed a two day installation in Wales Millennium Centre on their Donald Gordon stage.

October 2022: The Shoemaker

I was choreographer, movement director and performer for this WNO opera. 

September 2022: L'A.R.T: Mutable 

A live art response to artwork at M.A.D.E in Roath Gallery. Artist: Ruth Packham 

July 2022: CULTIVATE Scratch Night

A scratch night curated by Justin Teddy-Cliffe at The Riverfront, Newport showcasing works in progress to testbed audiences. I performed work in progress piece 'Dear, Love From'

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  with Ransack Dance

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.

Movement Direction/Consultation


working with found text


Interdisciplinary Practice: Improvisation & Free Writing


Placing Text Into Space:
tools to create movement with existing text 

Performance Art: The Impact of Form on storytelling  



National Dance Company Wales Engagement Artist

Board Member of Kokoro Arts

Board Member of Creu Cymru


SUll Collective 

Groundwork Collective



March 2024: Movement Direction facilitator in Audition workshop for National Youth Theatre Wales

designed and lead this years movement section of auditions for young people looking to work on NYTW's upcoming production.  

August - September 2023: Happinesless R&D Director Justin Teddy-Cliffe

May 2023: Remarkable Rhythm Krystal S. Lowe

I was movement consultant for the creation period of this work, looking after the bodies of the dancers and in the room assisting the creation of movement development for characters. 

October 2022: The Shoemaker WNO production

I was movement consultant and choreographer for all performers in this production. 

Visual & Installation Work 

Sept - August 2023: SEEN Project Commission​ for Race Council Cymru & Aneurin Bevan Health Board

A commissioned embroidery piece to commemorate NHS icon Star Moyo. commissioned by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board. 

September - November 2022: Llandough Children's Centre: Mural Design 

A digital illustration mural for Llandough Childrens Centre waiting room. designed by three artists* follow Taith as they go on an adventure (*Jodi Ann Nicholson, Brodie Davies and Helen Turnbull) 

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

Research and Development Projects

September - October 2023: Capturing Movement into Sound with Richard McReynolds 

A project exploring the development of new digital instruments and contemporary dance. 


June 2023: Placing text in space 

A workshop I further developed for BeyondFace that shares techniques to place existing texts into the space and allows you to create movement phrases to accompany it. Suitable for: dancers, movement practitioners and actors

June 2023: Free Writing & Improvisation 

A workshop I further developed for BeyondFace that takes artists with a movement based practice through a process that combines writing technique: free writing with improvisation in dance to creates both written work and performance work that is closely related to each other 

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.

Digital Work
2010 - present

2010 - present

October 2022: We Echo by Taylor Edmonds

Choreographed and performed by myself. Produced by Luna Productions

July 2021: Music Video for Sion Trefor

Choreographed and performed by myself. Produced by Mac Nixon

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.

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.


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

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