Jodi Wintz-Rose is a nonfiction writer and playwright. Her last published work was Journeys of the Heart – Carers’ Stories of Love, Loss and Transformation (Arbon Publishing, 2015). This was a subject close to her heart following the death of her husband, Olympic swimming legend Murray Rose. She also wrote the Introduction for his memoir, Life is Worth Swimming, posthumously published in 2013 by Arbon. Her newest book, Our Love Affair with Trees, with photography by Len Metcalf, will be released in early 2022.
There were recently two Sydney seasons (2017, 2018) and one in Italy (2018) of her one-woman show, Sylph, starring Gertraud Ingeborg. She is currently working on her first novel based on the play.
Jodi’s previous career was as a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet Company in New York City. She also performed with Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet and danced with Margot Fonteyn. She has been conducting ballet classes at Jodi Rose Ballet in Sydney since 1994.
In addition, Jodi is Ambassador for Palliative Care for St Vincent’s Hospital. Her passion for this cause has led her to guest speaking roles at the University of Notre Dame Medical School in Sydney and Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage, California.