Still Kicking: Aging Performing Artists in NYC and LA Metro Areas


This study of aging performing artists 62+ in the metro areas of LA and NYC complements our earlier study of aging visual artists. In NYC, 219 and in LA, 51 professional actors, dancers, choreographers, musicians and singers were studied, with results showing their resilience, tenacity and lifelong engagement with their art and the public.

In this report, aging performing artists, whose diverse work includes acting, directing, choreography, and music performance and spans over seven decades, share with us how they are, “Still Kicking.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Lifelong Learning

Aging & Longevity > Positive Aging

Aging & Longevity > Purpose

Aging & Longevity > Vitality & Wellness

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Aging Model

Creative Aging > Creative Expression

Creative Aging > Skills Mastery


M. Iguchi

Joan Jeffri

W. Penrose

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Columbia University

Research Center for Arts and Culture

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