Ballet Hispánico Names Chell Parkins As Its First Dance Education Scholar-in-Residence

Ballet Hispánico Names Chell Parkins As Its First Dance Education Scholar-in-Residence

Ballet Hispánico, the renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, has named Chell Parkins as the first Dance Education Scholar-in-Residence as part of its Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) collaboration with Teachers College, Columbia University on behalf of their doctoral program in dance education and The Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy and Leadership. This first-of-its-kind partnership between the organizations seeks to increase the reach and influence of culturally relevant dance education and build community engagement.

Chell Parkins is a doctoral fellow and program assistant in Teachers College’s dance education program, the nation’s only doctoral program focused on educational research in dance. Parkins’s research explores the experiences of Latinx youth engaged in culturally relevant dance-making practices. As Scholar-in-Residence, Parkins will serve as an…

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