Executive Director

RALEIGH, NC -- NBA player John Wall and the John Wall Family Foundation hosted the second annual Back 2 School #2SQUAD giveaway where they gave away custom adidas JW backpacks filled with school supplies at the JD Lewis Multi-Purpose Center in Wall's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina on August 14, 2015. Wall also hosted a free basketball clinic at Garner High School for kids in the Raleigh community. (Photo by Grant Halverson for NBAE)

Jodee Nimerichter was appointed ADF Director in January 2012. During her tenure, she has, expanded outreach and performance programming, created new collaborative partnerships, produced performances in New York City, and launched the successful $3 million Shall We Dance campaign that allowed the festival to purchase its first year-round studios.

Ms. Nimerichter served as the festival’s Associate Director from 2003 to 2007 and Co-Director from 2007 to 2011. She also worked for the festival from 1991 to 1999 in numerous capacities, beginning as an intern. In 1997, she joined the production team for ADF’s Emmy Award-winning series, Free to Dance, a three-hour documentary on the African American presence in modern dance for which she was nominated for an Emmy.

Prior to returning to ADF, Ms. Nimerichter was a production member of Great Performances: Dance in America at Thirteen/WNET New York, where she co-produced a number of documentaries and television productions.

Ms. Nimerichter graduated from New York University (NYU) with a degree in performing arts administration. During college she held internships at ADF, Jacob’s Pillow, and Changing Times Tap Dancing Company.

Jodee has served on the boards of Arts North Carolina, Mark Dendy Dance & Theatre, and Durham Central Park as well as the advisory board of Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts and is currently the President of the ADF board