Expert Type: Teaching Artist

Annie Meek Montgomery

Annie Meek Montgomery is a master teaching artist and trainer. As Education Director, Annie leads the design and delivery of Lifetime Arts many professional development and education efforts. She facilitates trainings for a wide range of practitioners including teaching artists, librarians, arts organizations and funders. As a teaching artist, Annie has taught numerous creative aging memoir and performance workshops throughout the metropolitan region in public libraries and community settings.

Additionally, she was a teaching artist for over 20 years with such organizations as The New Victory Theatre, Disney Theatrical Productions, White Bird Productions/Creative Theatrics and (Out) Laws and Justice. Annie is also a faculty member at The New School College of Performing Arts where she teaches the full year required course, Collaborative Research Studio – The Teaching Artist. She is an active theatre artist as an actor, director and playwright. Annie received her bachelors in acting from Boston University and her masters in educational theatre from New York University.

Liz Lerman

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, teacher, and speaker. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company’s unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance until 2011. Her, “Critical Response Process,” underpins creative aging curriculum design and is incorporated into teaching artist training in creative aging.

Naomi Goldberg-Haas

Naomi Goldberg Haas is a dancer, master teacher, choreographer and founding artistic director of Dances For A Variable Population (DVP). She also leads DVP’s educational programs, including the organization’s free community-based dance workshops that have served over 5,000 seniors at 45 senior centers since 2009. She served on the Arts, Media and Culture Committee as appointed by the Mayors Office for Age Friendly NYC (2015-2018).