Co-Owner of J&J’s Dance Depot since 1997, Jodie has been dancing for over 35 years and teaching for over 25 years. Over the years, Jodie has choreographed musicals for local high schools and Youngstown State University. She has also instructed and choreographed dance-lines, majorettes and cheerleaders for area high schools. Every year Jodie enjoys attending various professional dance seminars and workshops to keep her up to date with the latest teaching techniques and dance styles.
Jodie is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and has been certified as a teacher of Grade II. Jodie is a member of Dance Master of America and Dance Master of Ohio. Jodie is certified as an instructor of the core dance disciplines of ballet, tap and jazz. Jodie also holds certification and is a member of USA Gymnastics.
Jodie believes the rewards of learning the discipline of dance can help shape a young person into a
well-rounded individual. In the process of becoming a dancer, a student learns the value of self-
discipline, commitment and work ethics. The strong sense of self-confidence and self-worth that are
developed through dance classes and performances will shine through the dancer on and off the stage.
These qualities, along with grace and poise, will help her/him along life’s journey – no matter where the path may lead. Jodie is proud to call Hubbard High School her Alma Mater. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Nursing, which she received from Youngstown State University. Along with her dancing career, Jodie is also employed as a critical care nurse at Northside Medical Center. Jodie and her husband Ralph reside in Hubbard with their daughters Jordan and Julianna.