Recent Honors & Achievements of DEL Founder, Jody Gottfried Arnhold

Recent Honors & Achievements of DEL Founder, Jody Gottfried Arnhold

We are always inspired by Jody’s commitment to her cause and achievements in the field.

Jody’s visionary contributions to dance education have transformed countless lives and inspired generations of educators. We are incredibly proud of her achievements and contributions to the field. 

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Teachers College, Columbia University, Medal for Distinguished Service

We are thrilled to announce that Jody has been honored at the Teachers College, Columbia University 2024 Convocation!

She received the College’s highest honor, the Medal for Distinguished Service, alongside celebrated luminaries in education, psychology, health, and art. 

Jody’s founding and visionary support for the doctorate in Dance Education and the Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy & Leadership at Teachers College has drastically furthered the discourse and thought leadership on dance education in public policy.


Jody, bottom right



New Arnhold Studio Unveiling & Ribbon Cutting at 92NY

At the end of March, we unveiled the new Arnhold Studio at 92NY!

“Tonight, we open a new space that holds, within its walls, the legacy of the American modern dance experience. The next generation of dance makers, dancers, choreographers, educators, adults, and children will create their own history here. The arts are where we find meaning and make the world better. Here’s to the future – to the next 150 years!”

– Jody Gottfried Arnhold

Photo by Vladimir Kolesnikov/Michael Priest Photography


PS DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION Screening at Lincoln Center

With ingenuity & commitment, EVERY school can be a dance school!

Last month, we had the honor of screening PS DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION—a heartfelt documentary produced by Jody and created and directed by filmmaker Nel Shelby—at Lincoln Center!

The film follows Ann Biddle, DEL Professional Learning and Curriculum Senior Consultant, and her students, showcasing how dance builds confidence, teaches responsibility, and ignites passion.

Watch the inspiring film for free on PBS!

Photo by Shana Sureck Photography

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We are thrilled to announce that Jody Gottfried Arnhold (@jodyarnhold), Founder of DEL, will be honored at @teacherscollege’s 2024…