Under the direction of JODY MARSHALL, the Jody Marshall Dance Company has been established since 1976 and today is one of Perth's foremost dance companies specialising in many dance styles such as Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics and Theatrical, all of which can be taken for fun and fitness or some more intently with exams and competitions.
At the Jody Marshall Dance Company students receive high quality teaching from highly-qualified teachers in a very friendly atmosphere. All teachers have diplomas in all forms of dance. Students are aged from as young as two up to teenagers and adults. Classes are held mainly at the Balcatta studios whilst some classes are held at the Warwick Community Hall for Pre-schoolers up to 8 years of age.
Many young dancers have been encouraged to realise their dreams and have moved on to a career in the performing arts.
The Jody Marshall Dance Company has an excellent reputation for producing outstanding dance artists, who have gained places in leading companies, such as JAYNE SMEULDERS with WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET and Jody's son, REED LUPLAU, who was a leading dancer with the SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY after graduating from the AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL and recently starred in SUPERSTARS OF DANCE representing Australia, as well as working in Los Angeles and New York.
Other students have gained positions world-wide with such companies as NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATRE, AUSTRALIAN BALLET, TAP DOGS and in the movie BOOTMEN, as well as dancing at Tokyo's DISNEYLAND, Los Angele's DISNEYLAND and on world cruise liners.
The Jody Marshall Dance Company regularly performs at corporate functions and public events and gains recognition for their outstanding performances with awards at dance eisteddfods and competitions.
The Jody Marshall Dance Company recently opened new dance studios in Suntec City, Singapore bringing the experience and professionalism of the company to some of Asia's aspiring young dancers.