Jodie Randolph Dance

Ann Arbor, MI   |  www.jodierandolphdance.org

Mission

Jodie Randolph Dance (founded in 2012) is a professional contemporary dance company based in southeast, MI under the direction of choreographer Jodie Randolph. Jodie's creative work navigates the complexities of the human experience and dares to contend with the unknown. The vision of JRD is to cultivate curiosity and courage through dance. Our mission is to create workshops and public performances that inspire people to see and be seen. Comprised of highly-trained professional dancers, the company presents full-length productions both locally, nationally, and internationally. JRD offers seminars, workshops, masterclasses, intensives, residencies, open rehearsals, pre/post-performance discussions and a growing list of community outreach programs.

Ruling year info

2015

Artistic/Executive Director

Jodie Randolph

Artistic Director of YDI Ann Arbor

Megan Scheppelman

Main address

PO Box 3753

Ann Arbor, MI 48106 USA

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Formerly known as

Pure Existence Dance

EIN

61-1695290

NTEE code info

Dance (A62)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

JRD believes that dance can change the world. We address the lack of accessible high-quality dance performance and the employment of trained professionals in southeast Michigan by creating performances that inspire people to see and be seen.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Young Dancers Initiative

Young Dancers Initiative is a pre-professional dance program that aims to bridge the gap between studio/conservatory training and college dance programs. The program was founded by Jodie Randolph in 2013. YDI has two locations in Michigan. Our Ann Arbor company is under the direction of Megan Scheppelman and our Kalamazoo company is under the direction of Kaitlyn Pollock. Both Megan and Kaitlyn have studied extensively under many notable artists as well dancing professionally with Jodie Randolph Dance.

YDI's mission to empower young artists through dance education. The focus of the program is on dance training and performance, where dancers train weekly in contemporary dance technique classes with the Directors of YDI, professional artists of Jodie Randolph Dance, and guest teachers. Dancers are offered a wide variety of opportunity for training and mentorship through performance projects, private lessons, seminars, teaching, and choreographic experiences. ​​​​

Population(s) Served

A few times per season, we invite our community members to an open rehearsal where observers are able to get an inside look into the creative process.

Population(s) Served

We open our company classes to the public for those wishing to continue and further dance training.

Population(s) Served

Jodie Randolph Dance offers a bi-annual One-Day Intensive, an immersive experience with back to back classes in jazz and contemporary technique, as well as improvisation. Participants dive deeper into the JRD style and learn repertory by choreographer, Jodie Randolph!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to bring dance to Michigan through performance and education, JRD has repeatedly found unique ways to increase accessibility to the art of dance and employ dance artists. As part of our mission, JRD aims to help the community connect with dance through workshops, performances, and collaborations. We strive to immerse the communities we serve into the healing power of dance!

JRD is constantly working to broaden its audience. We do this in the form of lecture demonstrations, workshops, open rehearsals, as well as marketing strategies. We recently began associating a free workshop for ticket holders of a performance, helping to engage the community further. We have cultivated workshops catered to people of all ages and abilities, including those with physical, mental, or socio-economic hardships. Each performance or event is an additional opportunity to connect with our community. The dancers, staff, board members, and volunteers are all actively involved in dialogue with the audience members before and after each event.

JRD employs professional dancers to perform and teach from southeast Michigan, and around the country. We have a staff of five highly trained individuals including One Artistic/Executive Director, two Artistic Directors for our youth company, Young Dancers Initiative, a Design & Brand Manager to help with promotion, and an Executive Assistant to help with administrative work, grant research, and event planning.

We are a consistently growing organization, with a dedicated staff. Our programs continue to thrive, including the expansion of our youth company Young Dancers Initiative from one location (Ann Arbor, MI) to two locations (Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, MI) in 2020. As we continue to expand and work on programming and booking, we plan to hire an Executive Director to take some of the administrative weight off of the Artistic Director, which will allow more undivided focus on creating meaningful work.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Q & A After Shows,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Jodie Randolph Dance

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy King

Brighton Dance Festival

Jodie Randolph

Jodie Randolph Dance

Kathy King

Brighton Dance Festival

Megan Scheppelman

Jodie Randolph Dance

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/18/2020

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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