Deep Dive: Preparing Artists & Educators

Thursday, June 14, 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Attendees will explore the landscape of effective practices in Preparing Artists & Educators. Through two examples from exemplary CYD programs, attendees will unpack the current landscape and apply their thinking to their own professional contexts. The session will culminate with a future-oriented interrogation of questions to fuel the future development of tools and resources to support Artist and Educator Preparation work in the CYD field.



Jennifer Oliver
Artistic Director
A Step Beyond
La Mesa, California

Oliver received her B.A. in Dance from U.C. Irvine and M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from The European Graduate School. Oliver has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer for over twenty years and is an advocate for the creative youth development (CYD) field. Oliver served as the Associate Director of Young Audiences of San Diego, is the founder and a past director of the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego, the Arts Education Resource Organization (AERO), the Teaching Artist Support Collaborative, Arts Empower, served as a National Arts Education Council Member for Americans for the Arts, and leads The Carrie Anne Fipps Memorial Scholarship.