Joni 50

We had a beautiful, powerful and joy-filled weekend celebrating 50 years of the Joni Rodman Dance Theatre on October 20-21, 2023. It was a touching tribute to both Joni Rodman ’73 the person, and to the dance program, which has had a lasting impact on so many of you.  Although the weekend is over, you can relive the excitement, or view things you missed with the links to photos and videos below.

Remembering Joan Stewart Rodman ’73


Photos & Videos:

  • View and order photos from the weekend 
  • Joni 50 panel video - watch the panel discussion online and hear their stories and memories of Joni. Thank you to the outstanding panelists, whose bios you can read here
  • Reflections - the original dance by Joni Rodman and Susan Larrick Surran ’73, filmed in 1972, and reinterpreted by alumnae in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Joni Rodman Dance Theatre
  • Full Circle - originally choreographed by Eve Bogdanove ’85, adapted by Kendall Neely - Chair of the Dance Department and dancers, performed by seniors: Anna Collier, Brynn Hassell, Ava Holloway, Manya Suri, Lydia Taylor
  • A message from Lucy Stockdell, Chair of the Dance & Theatre Department (1964-1993)
Thank you to all who made this weekend possible, including the Dance Faculty and current Joni students.

We want to ensure that future celebrations of the Arts are meaningful to you.  Please consider offering your input on ways to improve by contacting Laura Birdsey or by filling out this feedback form.

Thank You Joni 50 Committee Members

Jackie Harrison Mason ’74 - Co-Chair
Virginia Welford Taylor Miracle ’94 - Co-Chair
Holly Hofman Archard '82
Katherine Saffelle Corey ’10
Maura Maguire Gaenzle '82
Leona Harris ’91
Lizzie Harris Oglesby ’99
Rachel Young '16
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