Jodi Kaplan has a strong dance background and has successfully bridged
world of artist and agent.
Since founding Jodi Kaplan & Associates over ten years ago, Ms. Kaplan has booked
millions of dollars in contracted performance engagements and has relationships
with hundreds of venues in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to establishing
JK&A, Ms. Kaplan was the in-house booking agent for the Lar Lubovitch
Dance Company and the Managing Director of the Denishawn Repertory Dancers.
Internationally, Ms. Kaplan works regularly in South America and Europe.
booked extensive tours to Brazil (with Margie Gillis, Zvi Gotheiner &
Dancers) and was a delegate at the Australian Arts Market in 2002. Ms.
Kaplan was a Wallenberg Scholar in Israel where she worked with a variety
of dance companies, and toured as a guest artist throughout France, Scotland,
England, Portugal, the Czech Republic/Slovakia, and the Caribbean.
As an artist, Ms. Kaplan is internationally renowned for producing and
directing dance films. Her award-winning shorts have screened at over
one hundred festivals, museums and venues worldwide including "Dance
on Camera" at Lincoln Center, "New Directors/New Films"
at the Museum of Modern Art and the World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugal.
Her work has also been broadcast on PBS television and The Sundance Channel.
Ms. Kaplan's teaching experience includes faculty positions at the Jamaica
School of Dance (West Indies), the Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh, Scotland),
Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden (London), and the Film/Video Workshops (in
Maine). She currently teaches the Ready To Book series at The Field in
New York City.
Jodi Kaplan holds a B.A. degree with high honors in religion/philosophy
from Smith College (Phi Beta Kappa) and a M.F.A. in Film from Columbia
University. Ms. Kaplan has also been a Fulbright Scholar in dance and
in residence at Yaddo in 2001 and 2002.