Jodi Gates

Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Founding Director, Professor of Dance

Jodie Gates is a renowned educator, director, dancer and choreographer. She was a principal dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a guest artist with dance companies around the world. As a choreographer, she has published more than 60 original dance works. At USC, she introduced a revolutionary new dance program founded upon the idea of “The New Movement,” with a hybrid curriculum grounded in pioneering research and practice, and a commitment to nurturing the next generations of dance leaders.