Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Arts Educators Leading the Charge | #ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers: Facebook Live Conversation Series



Arts Educators Leading the Charge
Facebook Live Conversation Series


This event has already occurred. Enjoy event details below, and scroll to the bottom of the page for the post-event survey and session resources. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Where: Facebook Live

Registration: No registration required. All conversations are free and open to the public. 


 ASL interpretation will be provided by LC Interpreting Services. 
Closed Captioning services provided by The Viscardi Center.

About Arts Educators Leading the Charge: Dance/NYC led a discussion with arts educators as they highlighted their vital relationships with student populations and advocated for their continued role in education and the arts ecology. This conversation was moderated by Executive Director, Alejandra Duque Cifuentes.

Confirmed Speakers - Click speaker names to access their bios:

Ana Nery Fragoso Headshot

Ana Nery Fragoso, Director of Dance, NYC Department of Education

Kimberly Olsen Headshot

Kimberly Olsen, Managing Director, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

Michelle Manzanales Headshot

Michelle Manzanales, Director, School of Dance, Ballet Hispánico

Traci Lester Headshot

Traci Lester, Executive Director, National Dance Institute

Please fill out our post-event survey. 


  • ndiLIVE! (National Dance Institute): Through the ndiLIVE! platform of free online classes, NDI teaching artists are leading children in signature NDI choreography, a variety of high-energy dance classes for all ability levels, plus a weekly music class.
  • B Learning Online (Ballet Hispánico): Ballet Hispánico's School of Dance has officially launched virtual programming. Whether you are a new or returning student, there are classes and programs for all ages and levels.
  • NYC AiE Roundtable: The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is proud to host our flagship event, Face to Face, as a FREE weekly digital learning series. This specially-curated series for arts administrators, educators, parents, and artists will explore the function of arts education in today’s society and how we use online tools and resources to forge community.


#DanceIsDignifiedLabor #DanceWorkforceResilience #dancenyc #nycdance

Dance/NYC convening is made possible, in part, by leadership support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts.



Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.





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