The inequities and injustices that continue to be revealed in our social and education systems demand change. Our field of dance education needs courageous and creative leaders who are grounded in their values, to advocate for dance and children, and galvanize us all to teach for change.

Luna invests in dance practitioner leaders, supporting them to imagine possibilities and strengthen their voices through our Professional Learning workshops, Leadership Institutes, Your Turn initiative, Practitioner Exchange facilitation, coaching, and alumni mentorship. Luna faculty are encouraged to publish and present about their teaching inquiry, sit on regional and statewide commissions, and participate in collegial arts and education communities to challenge and inspire their leadership potential. As we share what we learn from teaching, we foster collaborative exchange and help advance our field.

In the stories below, read about dance leaders in action, and how they are igniting change.