Artistic Director and Education Director – North, campus Instructor and faculty of Insight Dance Ensemble
Kellie Hodges began her dance training with Ronda McClure at the Turning Point Dance Center in San Antonio, TX. She then moved on to Point Park University where she earned her B.A. in dance. While there she performed works by Ron de Jesus, Doug Varone, Kiesha Lalama, Ron Tassone, and Douglas Bentz. After graduation she relocated to Chicago, IL to dance with Thodos Dance Chicago. In her short time with Thodos she had the pleasure of performing works by Ann Reinking, Lar Lubovitch, Melissa Thodos, and Zac Whittenburg. Kellie’s choreography ‘Hopelandic’ has been part of the Thodos company repertoire since 2008, touring through nine cities in Alaska.
Her work has also been performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Busan International Dance Festival in S Korea, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, and Point Park University. She was recognized as a top three finalist in the International Choreography Competition hosted by the Jazz Dance World Congress in 2012. Kellie Hodges and Dancers presented work at APAP in New York City in 2013 & 2014. Kellie taught jazz at Point Park University in the Conservatory of Performing Arts from 2009-2014 where she taught dance and theatre majors. Her students have gone on to work with Giordano Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street 2, Stiletto Entertainment, Parsons Dance Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, various Broadway Theatre Productions in NYC, as well as summer stock regional theatre companies around the nation. In 2013 Kellie performed in the broadway workshop of ” The Bench: Journey Into Love ” as a principle dancer under director Kiesha Lalama who created, choreographed, and directed the production. She performed with Ballet Idaho and Tobin Del Coure in the workshop production presented in Boise, ID. Kellie also worked administratively in Artistic Recruitment as the Recruitment Coordinator during the 2014-2015 school year at Point Park University. As Recruitment Coordinator she worked with the Dance, Theatre and Film departments in the Conservatory of Performing Arts under the mentorship of Joseph McGoldrick. Kellie has been a director at Trilogy Dance Center since July 2015. Kellie is the artistic director of Hodge Podge Dance Movement