Dody holds an esteemed position as a teaching protégé of the late Jacques Lecoq whose teachings she carries on as artistic director at the Center for Movement Theatre in Washington, D. C. as well as at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting, teaching an actor-creator approach via mask, dynamic studies, and clown. Her work promotes the emergence of a theater of movement and imagination. She is dedicated to building the physical rigor necessary to maintain a resonant and responsive corporeal instrument. Performing includes LaMaMa E.T.C., Lincoln Center Serious Fun Festival, Theatre for the New City, Avignon Festival. Guest teacher Cirque du Soleil, Yale School of Drama. Founder and artistic director Membrane Ensemble Theatre. Dody also created, owned and managed internationally acclaimed music venue 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. from 1980-87.