Soriano named Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow


Christina Soriano

Christina Soriano, associate provost for the arts, has been named a 2019-2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. Soriano, who is also associate professor of dance and director of the University’s dance program, is one of eight change-makers in the United States who will begin a one-year fellowship at the Kennedy Center Arts Summit on April 29.

She researches how improvisational dance can improve brain health in older adults.  She is widely recognized as the creative force behind an integrative method of dance that emphasizes physical and mental fitness for those with neurodegenerative diseases.

The Citizen Artist Fellows program recognizes artists nationwide who use their art form for positive impact on communities. It was launched in 2016 as part of the center’s celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s legacy through his ideals of courage, freedom, justice, service and gratitude.

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