For the last 35 years, Jodi Fera has served as Director of Moves and Motions School of Dance, which offers three locations and is home to thousands of students. Jodi has received many accolades as a choreographer and dance teacher, including top studio and choreographer of the year. Jodi is a member of Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, The National Dance Educators Organization, The International Dance Entrepreneurs Association, and the affiliate program, More Than Just Great Dancing™, setting the highest standards to promote a positive atmosphere in the world of the arts. In addition to teaching dance, Jodi maintains her commitment to community service and philanthropic endeavors. She is the founder of her local chapter of the NDEO -The National Dance Honor Society, offering honor society induction to middle and high school students who meet the necessary criteria. Jodi is also the local chapter of Taking Shape Star Leadership Program, mentoring children from eight to eighteen. Jodi’s students have gone on to dance in professionally nationally and internationally. Her students have received many scholarships for specialized programs and prestigious universities. Jodi continuously attends professional development seminars and teacher training programs and provides these opportunities to her staff. Jodi and Moves and Motions staff are YPAD certified -Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. Additionally, Jodi serves as the outreach coordinator and social media director for The Long Island Dance Consortium. She is the founder and President of “Friends for Nino,” a 501 (c) (3) providing a safe and nurturing environment to special needs children and their families. Jodi is very involved in her studio communities and is the proud mother of four children.