Julie Adams Strandberg is Senior Lecturer and founding director of dance in the Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and co-founder of the American Dance Legacy Initiative housed at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and co-founder of ASaP. The four primary goals of Julie’s research are,
1) to provide dancers with holistic, multi-faceted ways in which to be artists in our culture,
2) to advocate for the inclusion of the arts, and particularly dance, in the education of EVERY child,
3) to make connections between her work within the university and the broader culture, and
4) to develop and design materials and programs that provide broad access to dance as an art form to all persons, including pre-professional and professional dancers; students in grades K-university; and the general public.
The inclusion of persons with neurological disabilities, often denied access to the arts, is consistent with that mission. AsaP advances all four of her research goals.