Dr Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie is an Independent choreographer, researcher and dance dramaturg working across the disciplines of dance and philosophy. Her performance and research is focused upon making group choreographies (Darlinghurst Theatre, Newtown Theatre, Performance Space, Carriageworks, Seymour Centre, Parramatta Riverside, Campbelltown Arts Centre); researching transitions for composition (Critical Path, Dirty Feet); and experimental collaborative dramaturgy (Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Jodie has taught choreography and theory at Macquarie and UNSW universities, and currently lectures in the Centre for Theatre and Performance, Monash University. She has mentored young dancers for DirtyFeet and YouMove.
Jodie has a degree in philosophy and doctorate in performance studies from the University of Sydney, and is doing post-doctoral studies in philosophy at ACU. She has published on dance, dramaturgy and phenomenology in both academic and non-academic contexts, and is a regular contributor to RealTime Arts. Current creative projects involve words, distance and a return to concept-led dance with Paea Leach (Babylon, Keir Choreographic Awards), and words, photos, community and the NSW Outback with Heidrun Löhr (The Line Project).