Julie Adams Strandberg

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Workshop Facilitator

Co-founder, The American Dance Legacy Institute
Artist-In-Residence and Founding Director of Dance at Brown University

Julie Adams Strandberg is a dancer, educator, and historian. The three primary goals of Strandberg’s research and programs are: to provide dancers with holistic, multi-faceted ways in which to be artists in our culture; to advocate for the inclusion of the arts, and particularly dance, in the education of EVERY child; and 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 and youth in grades K-university; and neurodiverse populations – including people with Parkinson’s disease, those on the autism spectrum and others with cognitive and physical challenges.

Her work is informed by over 50 years experience as a choreographer and performer; as a pioneer in arts education and community engagement; and as an arts administrator and producer. 

She is distinguished senior lecturer at Brown University; founding director of dance in the University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies; co-founder of Dancing Legacy with her sister Carolyn Adams; co-artistic director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts School of Dance also with sister Carolyn Adams; co-founder of Artists and scientists as Partners (ASaP) with Rachel Balaban; and consultant for The Miracle Project®-New England (TMP®-NE)

She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS from Bank Street College of Education.  In 2020, she was awarded the Rosenberger Medal by Brown University — the highest medal given by the faculty for “specially notable or beneficial achievement.”

When she isn’t dancing, she enjoys family adventures with her husband Josiah, daughters Laura and Marie, son-in-law William, and grandsons Andrew and Jackson.

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