Joan Green, Teaching Artist


In this interview with dancer Joan Green, she talks about how she began teaching dance to  young children. She later became fascinated by the work of choreographer Liz Lerman when she first began teaching dance to elders and included older dancers in her choreography. Joan took a workshop with her and was inspired to create a diverse inter-generational, inter-racial group ​of 15 women from age 12 to age 68 (including 5 professional dancers) for a three month dance and oral history workshop series. Joan shares how this work has helped her to make a difference.

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subject terms

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Arts Education

Creative Aging > Teaching Artistry

related organization

Lifetime Arts

resource type

Article and Blog Post




Creative Aging Programming, Joan Green, Liz Lerman, Teaching Artist

art forms

Dance, Performing Arts