Jo Omodei

Jo Omodei graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) in 2018 where she was awarded joint recipient of the Palisade Award for Most Outstanding Dance Graduate. During her training, Jo went on international exchange at the Conservatory of Dance at the State University of New York, Purchase College, USA. In 2019, Jo joined LINK Dance Company under the directorship of Michael Whaites where she performed nationally and internationally, graduating with First Class Honours. This included performing works by Scott Elstermann (Shrink), Niv Marinberg (Chasing Breath) and Raewyn Hill (Carnivale.3) in LINK’s The Body Politic Season in Perth, France, China and Melbourne.

In 2020, Jo joined Co3 Contemporary Dance performing in Leviathan with Circa Contemporary Circus, CircusWA and Circus Maxima in addition to Stephanie Lake’s Colossus for 2020 Perth Festival. Jo performed an improvised solo work (All the words I never said) as part of Hidden Movements produced by Bernadette Lewis. Jo also worked on FourByFour, a virtual reality short dance film as part of Revelation Film Festival with XR:WA, choreographed by Claudia Alessi and performed in Strut Dance’s SITU8 season (A Tending) choreographed by Ellen- Hope Thomson. Most recently, Jo performed in Archives of Humanity with Co3 Contemporary Dance in the 2021 Perth Festival.

Performances by Jo Omodei

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