Jodie Gates has been working professionally at the highest level in the dance world for over twenty years. She has worked with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Miami City Ballet among others. Now a nationally recognized choreographer, she is also a guest teacher for professional dance companies internationally and stages the ballets of William Forsythe around the world. Gates is a Professor of Dance at the University of California, Irvine and is founder and artistic director of CaDance, which presents the annual Laguna Dance Festival in Laguna Beach, California.




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