Chrysalis London Management

Jodie Blemings
Artistic Director

Jodie started his training with the Berkshire County Youth Dance Company before joining the Rambert School at the age of 16. He then went on to dance in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Notre Dame de Paris (West End & Italian tour) and Robert North’s The Snowman in the role of Jack Frost. Jodie has worked on numerous productions at The Royal Opera House and with the English National Opera including Macbeth, Midsummer Marriage, Faust and Mark Morris’s Nixon in China. Alongside his dancing career Jodie has created work for Rambert School, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Bodywork Company and various other works for film, events, music videos and theatre, including a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love for The Yorkshire Playhouse and The Ocean Invaders launch in partnership with the SEALIFE London Aquarium.

Jodie is founder and Artistic Director of Chrysalis London. Since the company launched in 2014 Jodie has created a number of works that have been performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Soho Farmhouse, Shoreditch House, Move It, SEALIFE London Aquarium, Richmix London, Lilian Baylis and the company’s sell out premiere of RISE at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. In 2017 Jodie created his first full length narrative work Lilith, a collaboration between Central Saint Martins designers and Chrysalis London who performed two successful runs at the Platform Theatre Kings Cross. The show included the duet Deliverance which was performed live on BBC2 from Sadler’s Wells as part of BBC Young Dancer of the Year, with Chrysalis member Nafisah Baba going on to be crowned the winner. In 2018 Jodie choreographing the show SAVAGE for Chrysalis London as well as a large outdoor performance with Chrysalis London for Innocent Smoothies which was performed in both London and Manchester. Most recently, Jodie choreographed a unique performance commissioned by American Express for their Platinum House event as part of London Fashion Week.

 

Behind The Scenes

NICK BRIGDEN   
Company Manager

Iona Brie   
Associate Choreographer

Gerry Ennew   
Assistant Director & Company Member

Emily Adams   
Rehearsal Director

Board of Directors

Mark Hewitt
Chairman
Jodie Blemings
Jan Kitteridge
Nick Brigden
Eric Pillinger