Jodi Obeid is the Regional Manager for the DEAEF Youth Dance Program in Arkansas, Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia where she resides. Jodi is a dance educator who believes deeply in the mission of the program and that all children should have opportunities for movement and self-expression. In 1999 Jodi was part of the first dance company that performed, taught, and developed the curriculum for what is now the DEAEF Youth Dance Program. Jodi has a Masters Degree in Dance from the American University and a BA in French and Dance from Goucher College. Jodi has worked as a dance professor and teaching artist of contemporary dance in universities, public schools and theater art programs for the past 15 years. She is a performing artist and choreographer that creates characteristic narratives through movement for dance. Jodi also finds passion within the program in offering her creative contributions to curriculum development and teacher training.