Look at me now
Jodie Dickson is a former student of City College Coventry who started a level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance. Jodie completed her course receiving an outstanding, triple distinction.
Jodie says, “Dancing since I was young, I always knew I wanted to do a course in dance after school. My brother had previously been a student at City College I knew it was a lovely place to study. I went to an open day to see what the course was like and instantly loved it!”
She then continued her education as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at the Albany Theatre; continuing her career in her chosen industry.
“Finding an apprenticeship that was still in the industry I wanted to work has been amazing and means I still have the opportunity to show my dance skills, the knowledge I have gained from this job will mean if I do choose to go back into dance I have so much of a better insight to how everything works, from box office, to tech, marketing, programming and so much more!”
Jodie completed her apprenticeship in at the beginning of this year; since then she has taken a full time post at the Albany Theatre as their Marketing Assistant.
“Studying dance at City College has helped me in my job role at the Albany Theatre as it helped me see how operations work on stage and back stage. Having this knowledge I can use it to develop ideas within marketing and have realistic expectations of what is possible by performers. It has also given me a deeper insight to the theatre industry in which I now have very rounded skills in lots of areas.”