92Y Instructor Biography

Jody Arnhold

Jody Gottfried Arnhold is a dance educator and advocate for dance and is the Founder of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y. DEL was recently named best program by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Jody is Honorary Chair of the Board of Ballet Hispanico, serves on the Advisory Council for Arts Education for the New York City Department of Education and is Co-Chair of the Committee that created the NYC DOE Curriculum Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance PreK-12. She is Chair of the Hunter College Dance Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Board of the Center for Arts Education and is Chairman of the Dance Center Task Force at 92nd Street Y where she serves on the Board. Jody received the Visionary Award from NDEO in 2009, the Spotlight in Dance Education Award presented by the New York City Department of Education in June 2008 and the Irmy Award for Dance Education from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in November 2008. She earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an M.A. in Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a Certified Movement Analyst. Jody taught dance in the NYC public schools for 25 years.