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Kathleen Isaac, Director of the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at CUNY Hunter College, is a recent recipient of the Dance Teacher Magazine 2016 Dance Teacher Award for Higher Education and the Leadership Award from the National Dance Education Organization, which she received in Washington, DC in October, 2016.
Since launching the graduate dance education program in 2012, she has instituted several initiatives including iDanceEd, Mentoring the Muse Scholars and Alumni LEAD. She is the Dance edTPA coordinator for the School of Education and has presented dance education models for the inclusion of digital devises in dance teaching practice through ACERT (Academic Excellence in Research and Technology) and was the recipient of a FITT (Faculty Innovation Teaching with Technology) grant, and most recently a grant awarding her funds to design and train dance field supervisors in support of dance teacher candidates in the edTPA process. She is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization, and the New York State Dance Education Organization where she served as a board member for five years. She was on faculty at the Dance Education Laboratory for over 10 years, authored the world-renowned Revelations Arts-in-Education interdisciplinary curriculum for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and for over two decades has been a leader in dance professional development, advocacy, Pre-K-12 teaching practice, integration of dance and technology and dance assessment in New York City, New York State, nationally and internationally. She serves on the editorial board of the Dance Education in Practice journal and the task force for the Teachers College, Columbia University new Doctorate in Dance Education.
Research Areas: Dance Mentoring Models, Integration of Dance and Technology, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Designing, Student-Centered Dance Education Practices