Kody Jauron hails from Phoenix, Arizona where he began his formal dance instruction at age 15 with Andrew Needhammer. Shortly after, Kody furthered his pre-professional studies with the Miami City Ballet School and Ballet Austin’s Professional Division Trainee Program where he was honored to become a recipient of the Sarah & Ernest Butler Scholarship. After one year at Ballet Austin, Kody was promoted to an apprentice to the company where he danced for two additional seasons. Kody has supplemented his training at Lou Conte Dance Studio’s scholarship program, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Springboard Danse Montréal, and at NW Dance Project’s LAUNCH: 10.
Prior to joining NW Dance Project, Kody danced with DanceWorks Chicago under the tutelage of Julie Nakagawa and has been a featured guest artist with the Ruth Page Civic Ballet, Evansville Ballet, and Salt Creek Ballet. He has had the opportunity to perform works by Patrick Delcroix, Sarah Slipper, Luca Veggetti, Ihsan Rustem, Jirí Pokorný, Felix Landerer, Carla Mann, Danielle Agami, Aszure Barton, Nelly van Bommel, Thang Dao, James Gregg, Joshua Manculich and Yin Yue.
Company Portrait taken by Michael Slobodian