Jodi Falk, Founder and Director of Moving Wisdom, has had a 35-year career as a professional dancer, yogi, arts educator, international choreographer, as well as years of leadership and fundraising in the arts, community engagement, and social justice activism. As the former Founding Director of Dance at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School in South Hadley, MA, the Director of Choreography and creator of community-engaged programming at the Laban Centre, London, UK, (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), and Coordinator of Community Engagement and Outreach for the Five College Dance Consortium in Amherst, MA, Jodi has created programs that build bridges, break down barriers, and reach across difference to promote equity and champion justice.
Researching and working with diverse communities in South Africa, Israel and Brazil, and in our own western MA backyard, Jodi recently earned a PhD that focuses on community activism and socially-engaged arts. As a developer of projects that serve diverse populations such as incarcerated young women, vulnerable seniors, adults with intellectual disabilities, teen mothers, and foster families, Jodi’s work has focused on nourishing bodies and nurturing lives.
As an author and teacher of dance, yoga, and consultant in arts and education, she has reached thousands of people throughout the US, Canada, Central and South America, South Africa, and the Middle East.
JODI FALK has performed, choreographed and taught dance and yoga throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Central America, Israel and South Africa. Jodi has a BA from Brown University, an MFA and PhD from Temple University, and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and Iyengar Yoga teacher.