Our mission is to advance artistic excellence by connecting artists and audiences through authentic, high-quality dance performance and education.
Jodie Randolph Dance (formerly Pure Existence Dance) is a professional contemporary dance company based in southeast, MI under the direction of choreographer Jodie Randolph. Known for its distinct contemporary vocabulary, JRD consistently creates inspiring and diverse works grounded in authenticity, athleticism, and technical virtue. Comprised of highly-trained professional dancers, the company presents full length productions both locally, nationally, and internationally. JRD offers seminars, workshops, master classes, intensives, residencies, open rehearsals, pre/post performance discussions and a growing list of community outreach programs.
By bringing dance to Ann Arbor and the greater Metro-Detroit area through performance and education, JRD has repeatedly found unique ways to increase accessibility to the art of dance and employ dance artists. As part of our mission, JRD aims to help the community connect with dance through workshops, performances, and collaborations.