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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dance Educator and NYSDEA Member Kim Elliot. Kim brought her passion and knowledge of Hip Hop culture to the forefront as an advocate, educator, and leader. Kim was an active NDEO member presenting at the most recent conference. In addition she was the recipient of the 2015 NYSDEA Dance Educator Award K-12.

She taught at numerous institutions including Marymount Manhattan College, Rutgers University, Sacred Heart University, University of North Texas, and Peridance. For over 10 years she was on Faculty at Beacon High School and at NYU Steinhardt. Her works were presented locally, Nationally, and Internationally in Uganda. Kim attended JKO High School, FIT for undergraduate studies in Marketing and Communications and received her Masters Degree in Dance Education from NYU Steinhardt.

We will be remembering that smile, the power, and the energy that she brought to Dance Education. Kim will be missed by many.

The Benefits of being a NYSDEA member.

Ever wonder what NYSDEA does for YOU? The New York State Dance Education Association is composed of  Dance Educators from P-12, Higher Education, Private Studios, Arts Organizations, Cultural Institutions, Researchers, Vendors, Service Organizations, Administrators, Parents, and Students.

What we are currently doing for our membership

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With the magnitude of world events that continue to plague our communities across the state in our hearts and minds, I write to you on behalf of the NYSDEA Board and NYS Arts Professional Associations. We stand Unified with you.

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