About Jody Flader
Jody Flader fell in love with theater as a child and has never stopped performing. She did every play she could in the Northern Virginia area during middle and high school (thanks for all the rides, mom!) and then continued to stuff her extracurricular calendar with plays as an undergraduate at Harvard University, while also leading her co-ed a cappella group, the award-winning Harvard Opportunes. There wasn't much time left for studying, but she somehow managed to graduate Cum Laude, with a degree in Folklore and Mythology. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Jody went on to earn her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, spending an invaluable three years lying on the floor and crying. (It was actually the best.) She made her Off-Broadway debut as the lead role of GinGin in the Vineyard Theatre's decidedly quirky musical The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and has appeared on various other New York stages, in shows such as The Gorges Motel (The Barrow Group & FringeNYC), Gordy Crashes (Ricochet Collective), Three Sisters (Glass Bandits), and The Bachelors' Tea Party (Stolen Chair Theatre Company). You may have heard Jody's voice on the radio or TV selling things like Keurigs and condoms (truth), or seen her face on "Law and Order" (in a fab Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress), "Gossip Girl" (being a total mean girl), or giving birth in a Canon commercial, among others (commercials, not births). Oh, and she sings, too! Jody has performed with acclaimed 5-person vocal jazz ensemble West Side 5 (gotta love that a cappella), and Daniel Zaitchik's indie band Blue Bottle Collection. When not playing around on a stage or set, Jody loves teaching yoga at Brooklyn Yoga Project and at the Stella Adler Studio Conservatory, and is proud to be an Ambassador of the Stella Adler Outreach Division, sharing her passion for creative expression at places like Rikers Island and Phoenix House.