Born in Calgary, Alberta, Jody Hegel completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia before obtaining a BFA in Dance from Concordia University, Montreal. Fueled by an interest in new permutations and unpredictable outcomes, Jody ‘s choreographic and performance work is predominantly collaborative. Since 2007 Jody has created dances with Hannah Dorozio under the title Ladybox, and is currently working with Jana Jevtovic on A Common Dance. As a dancer, Jody has worked with Emily Gualtieri and David Albert-Toth (Parts+Labour_danse), Zoja Smutny, Silvy Panet-Raymond, Lucie Gregoire Danse, Isabel Mohn, Sasha Kleinplatz, and most recently Eve-Chems de Brouwer in J’entends les murs (Theatre La Chapelle, 2013). Jody has been an artist in residence in various places and spaces, notably at Gesù-centre de creativité (Montreal), IN LIMBO at Espace Tangente (Lynda Gaudreau/Compagnie de Brune), Centro Rural del Arte (Argentina), and Intercult in Stockholm, Sweden.