A conversation exploring how we’re considering access and inclusion, and listening and responding to our students’ needs during COVID. Recorded December 4, 2020.
Alisa began her dance career in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. Through the decades, she has had many rich experiences as a dance artist, educator, choreographer and professional learning leader. For 8 years she was a member and Education Director of Physically Integrated, AXIS Dance Company. She was a teaching artist and Professional Learning Manager with Luna Dance Institute for 7 years, leading inquiry-based learning on making dance more accessible and inclusive, and is a Luna Summer Institute alum. Currently she is designing professional development curriculum for dance educators around access and inclusion. She produces her own repertory of choreography. Alisa is an Audio Describer with Gravity Access and believes dance belongs to everyone and tries to convey that through her work.
Cynthia Miner Kapelke, M.Ed,. ET/P, M.A.
Educational therapist, consultant, and sole proprietor of Learning Frameworks, Cindy works to support growing learners and partner with the families, caregivers, teachers, practitioners, doctors, and schools that surround them. Since 2001, she has collaborated with Bay Area families and schools to promote strengths-based learning techniques for K-8 learners to overcome individual challenges and expand learning successes.
Her training and practice also are influenced by interests in dance, movement, embodied cognition, and mindfulness as part of multi-sensory learning. Learning Frameworks seeks to guide students to an effective learning process by making “the invisible visible” with visual and narrative devices that hold up through time and across subject areas. She participated in the 2019 Summer Institute cohort with Luna Dance Institute.