The Company serves the dance community by the cultivation of performance and teaching talent. Dancers who work with Mordine & Company have a reputation for a highly developed awareness of dance aesthetics and performance skills. This background has enabled many Company members to evolve into leading performers, teachers, and choreographers.
Our alumni include Jan Erkert, Paula Frasz, Richard Woodbury, Pamela McNeil, Dardi McGinley Gallivan, Scott Putman, Krenly Guzman, and many others.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation recognized Mordine & Company as playing "a flagship role in helping develop a whole generation of promising dancers and choreographers."
John Jandernoa grew up in the small town of Portland, Michigan, and began dancing as a hobby in middle school after being inspired by performances and music videos of Michael Jackson. John took his first dance class (ballet) as a senior in high school. He moved to Chicago in 2011 to study at Columbia College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has had the pleasure of working with Chicago artists such as Onye Ozuzu, Meida McNeal, and Atalee Judy, as well as with international choreographers Doron Raz and Zhang Yi. In addition to working with Mordine & Company, John has also been involved in projects with Khecari, and teaches dance to children at Studio Jump.