Jody Gottfried Arnhold (MA, CMA) dance educator, advocate, and founder of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) 92NY, taught dance in NYC public schools for 25 years. She is Executive Producer of the documentaries PS DANCE! Dance Education in Public Schools and PS DANCE! The Next Generation, raising awareness and for her mission, Dance for Every Child. She supports the dance program at the NYC DOE, created the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College, and is the visionary benefactor behind the doctorate in dance education and the Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Juilliard and Hunter College and has been honored by Lincoln Center Education, Dance Theatre of Harlem, José Limón Dance Foundation, and American Dance Guild for her visionary support of dance and dance education.
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