Jodie Dorday

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Jodie is thrilled to return to NZ for Billy Elliot the Musical and to work with ATC once again after many years. Jodie debuted her theatre career with ATC’s Dancing at Lughnasa in 1995 and the stage is still her favourite place to be! She has also been involved with Take a Chance on Me and All My Sons with ATC, Sylvia in Wellington, and Social Climbers and Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palmerston North. When in Australia, Jodie played Goneril opposite Barry Otto as Lear in Sydney Theatre Company’s King Lear – an extraordinary experience! Jodie picked up the Best Supporting Actress Award for the film Via Satellite in 1997. Her most recent project in NZ was the TV series Burying Brian. Jodi has trained for 15 years in dance and worked alongside her Mum Debbie at Burgundys for a good few years making people laugh! She has recently lived in Bali with her son JJ and husband Troy and enjoyed scooting around with the odd stray dog on her Scoopy scooter and drinking fresh coconut juice! She has promised her husband that she will never return to the corporate world (which just wasn’t really her scene) and is very much looking forward to living and working back in NZ with family and friends.