Following the success of our first cohort of Dance Education Leaders in 2013, Luna is pleased to launch Cohort Two with support from the Clarence E. Heller Foundation. Six outstanding dance educators have been selected, through a competitive application process, to participate in a year-long process to increase the trajectory of their impact on the field of dance. This group of educators represents diverse backgrounds and teaching settings. Read more about them below.
Click here learn more about Cohort One leaders—both cohorts will convene in August 2016 toward movement-building in dance education leadership.

Ruth Torres

Posted on 10/16/15

Ruth Torres is the Arts Integration Specialist for Local District South in Los Angeles Unified School District. She oversees the arts professional development of generalists and arts teachers for over 140 schools grades K – 12. Ruth was a classroom teacher for five years and an itinerant dance teacher for ten years throughout LAUSD elementary […]

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Rebecca Prather

Posted on 10/15/15

Rebecca Prather is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Arts Integration Coach with the Larkspur Corte-Madera School District.  She received her M.S. in Communication Disorders (2012) and an M.A. in Women and Gender Studies (2009) from San Francisco State University. As an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, Rebecca danced with the Middle Eastern Ensemble. Rebecca lived in […]

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Jennifer Oliver

Posted on 10/14/15

Jennifer Oliver holds a B.A. in dance from University of California, Irvine, and a M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School. Jennifer has choreographed and performed both locally and internationally receiving a Sator Arts Grant for her performance series Artful Happenings Abound!  As an educator and therapist Jennifer has provided creative dance education and artful […]

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Rosemary Hannon

Posted on 10/13/15

Rosemary Hannon is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. Since 1996, she has taught a variety of dance forms, improvisation and composition throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at dance studios and schools and for non-profit arts organizations. Rosemary has also been teaching Contact Improvisation since her first collaboration with Vitali Kononov in 2004 at the […]

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Greacian Goeke

Posted on 10/12/15

Through dance, movement, music and T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Greacian Goeke has been inciting the abundant creativity of older adults and younger collaborators for the past 25 years. She states that she is inspired every day to see creative expression awaken the whole person. In 2008 Greacian founded Impromptu No Tutu, an improvisational ensemble ages 50 […]

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Yukie Fujimoto

Posted on 10/11/15

Yukie Fujimoto was Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Mills College, Oakland from 2009 to 2014. She taught all levels of ballet and modern, Hawaiian Hula ‘Auana and Costume Design for Dancers. As the Artistic Director of Mills Repertory Dance Company (MRDC) she produced and rehearsed works by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Brenda Way, Mo Fenley, […]

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