Raised in Canberra, Jodi trained in all forms of dance, including classical ballet in both Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti syllabi, jazz, contemporary, national and Irish dance. Jodi has a Bachelor of Arts (Charles Sturt University), Graduate Diploma Secondary Education (University of Canberra). She commenced teaching in the dance and fitness industries in 1989; and danced professionally with the then Australian Opera Ballet Company and various commercial and corporate appearances. Since returning to Canberra in 2010, she has worked in the museum industry and in her spare time, choreographs for local community theatre productions. She is currently undertaking a study sabbatical and is pursuing her Masters in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies through Deakin University.