Jill Randall

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About Jill Randall

For the past 8 years, I have directed a blog for modern dancers of all ages. At the heart of the work is the "artist profile," when I ask a dancer in their 30s-80s twelve questions about their career path and life within dance. The stories are honest, heartfelt, and current. To date, I have profiled 175 artists. The blog has become an archive and advocacy tool as well as being a "living textbook" for college dance courses throughout the country.

Each year, more features have been added to the blog, including: 
  • My Dance Week
  • City Guides
  • Building a Dance Company
  • Becoming a Teaching Artist
  • Becoming an Arts Administrator
  • Series: Studio Time/Studio Practice

I love being in dialogue with artists around the country and using the site as a platform for conversation and resources. I am the informal keeper of the MFA, MA, and PhD program lists. I also have created 7 different reading lists for undergraduate and graduate level dance courses, as well 3 free and downloadable journals for technique courses.

Life as a Modern Dancer has been a true labor of love, and I am grateful for the hundreds of contributors over the years. Since its inception, I have published nearly 1,400 posts! 

Starting in 2020, I made a public commitment that every contributing writer would receive a stipend for their work, and we did it, especially with the help of monthly Patreon contributors! Can you help me continue this professional standard in 2021? I hope that you might consider a monthly contribution of $2, $3, or $4. 100% of these funds will go to the writers.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration! I am so grateful! Here's to a great year ahead with more dancing, more dialogue, and more inspiration!

Warmly,
Jill Randall
Founder and Director, Life as a Modern Dancer
Berkeley, California
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With your monthly donation of $2 or more a month, I will be able to pay each dancer a stipend for their writing.
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