Musical Storytime at Southwest Regional Library

Jody Cassell and Jude Casseday invite you to join them for musical storytime at the Durham Southwest Regional Library, a free Project Dance workshop.  Explore Where’s Leon?, a story written by Ms. Jody that involves three ladybugs and a big plate of ooey, gooey, moist and chewy chocolate chip cookies!  Ms. Jude will provide whimsical sounds and music while Ms. Jody guides her wiggling, bouncing, and balancing participants.


Event is free and requires no pre-registration!  We hope to see you there.  


Jody Cassell has been dancing since age four. She is a dancing storyteller, teaching artist in dance, and author of the children’s book Where’s Leon? She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from NYU School of the Arts and Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Hunter College in NY. Her dance and theater work started with Martha Myers, Dean Emeritus of the American Dance Festival. She performs for young children and families with her Dancing Stories! Stories Come Alive! programs and she performs the quirks of life in her Dancing Stories for Adults! Ms. Cassell served as a Master Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts from 2003-2013. Jody also provides movement for well-being workshops in retirement and memory care facilities. Her current offerings include movement interludes to help those stranded in all-day meetings to stay focused, engaged, and motivated, as well as programs to help caregivers care for themselves. (Photo by Catharine Carter)


With over thirty years experience in theatre and music arts, Jude Casseday (sound artist/musician) offers soundscapes and music for parties, gatherings, film, and dance classes under the name “the idiosyncratic beats of dejacusse.” She provides original music and accompaniment for teaching artist/dancer Jody Cassell’s educational movement classes in public schools, museums, and camps. These classes are offered through the sponsorship of the American Dance Festival and Durham Arts Council. Jude has a B.F.A. in Theatre from Ohio University and an M.A. in Speech and Theatre from Eastern Michigan University.

About This Event

Durham Southwest Regional Library

April 22, 2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm