Jordan Newmark, originally from St. Louis, is a founding member of The Leopold Group. Jordan graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan with a BFA in dance and a minor in art history. Professionally, she has danced at The Muny, the country’s largest outdoor summer stock theater, for six consecutive seasons. Jordan is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.
My favorite dancing movie is: Soooo many to choose from! But I think I have to go with Dirty Dancing, it’s a classic
My favorite non-dancing movie is: Chocolat, The Departed, Up, Best in Show, Casablanca, and Only You…plus I want to watch all the classics I haven’t seen.
When I’m not dancing I like to: Again, so many choices! I love Chicago and exploring new places. I like a lazy afternoon spent doing nothing – especially during the lovely winter months. I also like hot yoga, reading a good book, going to the art museum, laughing with friends, and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!).
Favorite food: Sushi
Something you might not know about me: One of my favorite places in Chicago is the Montrose Dog Beach. There is nothing better than a summer day spent on the beach playing with puppies. I just adopted a dog and can’t wait to take her there this summer!