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Ms. Jodi

Jodi Shoniker

Jodi has been an active member of the dance world since the tender age of 3.
Over the years, Jodi has trained many dancers who have gone on to successful careers in the entertainment industry.  Her dancers can and have been seen in Billy Elliot, We Will Rock You, Matilda, West Side Story, Camp Rock, Canada’s Got Talent, YTV’s The Next Star, The Next Step, Backstage, Cirque du Soleil, Shaping Sound, Bad Boys of Dance, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nederlands Dans Theater, as well as on tour with Janet Jackson and dancing for artists such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Carley Rae Jepsen. 4 former students of hers were also featured as finalists on So You Think You Can Dance Canada.


As a performer, credits include the Toronto Raptors Dance Pac, Principle Dancer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, numerous comercials and televison sprecials, various stage and video appearances include artists such as Shawn Desman, Hilary Duff, Monica, MAC's Fashion Cares, and feature film HONEY starring Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer.

As an educator, Jodi's commitment to excellence and passion for dance are unparalleled. Her former dancers have consistently been accepted into top college and university programs in Canada and the US,  including The Juilliard School, Glorya Kaufman School at the University of Southern California, Marymount Manhattan College, Ryerson, and Arts Umbrella in Vancouver.  Many of her dancers have been awarded substantial merit based scholarships to attend these programs.

Jodi has trained some of the top competitive level students in the country.  Her dancers have held such prestigious titles as Mr. Dance of America, Teen Mr. Dance of America, Junior Mr. Dance of America, The Dance Awards Junior Male Best Dancer, The Dance Awards Teen Male and Female Best Dancers, The Dance Awards Senior Male and Female Best Dancers.  In 2014, Jodi was a part of the faculty for the dance studio named “Studio of the Year” at the prestigious Dance Awards in NYC.

She is looking forward to sharing her love and passion for dance with the iDance Team!

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