Linda Hodes started her dance training with Martha Graham at the age of nine. She was a dancer in that company for 15 years, dancing both Eve and Lillith in Embattled Garden, Cassandra in Clytemnestra, Joan in Seraphic Dialogue,
both the Red Girl
and the White Girl
in Diversion of Angels
, and many other roles.
She has appeared on and off Broadway in various productions.
In 1964 she moved to Israel where she was a founding member of the Batsheva Dance Company. There she had the privilege of working with such diverse choreographers as Jerome Robbins,Glen Tetley, John Cranko, Tally Beatty, Donald McKayle, and Anna Sokolow. She directed the company for two years before returning to New York to work again with the Graham Company as Rehearsal Director, and as the Director of the Graham School.
In 1975 she was named Associate Artistic Director of the Company. She held that position until 1992.
Linda has been a Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater, and Rioult Dance Company. She has taught at the Graham School, The Neighborhood Playhouse,The Juillard School, The American Dance Festival, The Batsheva Studio, and The Rubin Academy in Jerusalem.
Recently she staged Diversion of Angels for Paul Taylor’s 2016 New York season.