Presenter Profile

Jodi Youmans-Jones

Guest Artist, Casper College Dept. of Theatre & Dance

Jodi Youmans-Jones is the Coordinator of the Dance Program and Resident Choreographer for Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance, and from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana with her Master in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Performance and  Choreography. She has performed, choreographed and taught Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre and African. She was a member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and did many freelance performances with additional companies. Her choreographic credits include theatre productions such as The Tempest, and musical theatre productions such as Oklahoma, Chicago, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, Footloose, Legally Blonde, How To Succeed, and most recently Mary Poppins. Jodi has been awarded the Judith Bailey Scully Award for Teaching Excellence, Who's Who in Collegiate Teaching, and has been awarded for the Rosenthal Teaching Excellence Award 2018 at Casper College. Jodi also serves as the institutional coordinator for the National Association of Schools of Dance, which granted national accreditation to Casper College in Dance in 2013 under her guidance. 

Jodi's Workshops

    Move Like Fosse!!

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , , /

    Take a look at Fosse movement, why it moves like it does, but most of all MOVE LIKE A FOSSE DANCER!! This workshop will explore the basics of Fosse Movement and will culminate in learning some original Fosse choreography. This is a high energy, pedal to the metal type of workshop. Everyone is welcome! Come in ready to step high, flick your wrists, and have fun! No experience is required, just a will to MOVE LIKE FOSSE!!

    Musical Theatre Dance-Survive!

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , , /

    Come experience Musical Theatre Dance in an active and historical way. You will learn a bit about the history of movement in Musical Theatre while moving through the styles of Broadway. This class will challenge your multi-tasking skills and bring the Musical Theatre Divas out of the shyest performer. Don't miss out on discovering an attitude in dance while singing, acting, learning choreography from hit shows like Hairspray and Footloose. Bring your feet, your voice, your smile, and plan to SURVIVE!