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Lannette Alvarez

Freelance dancer

Lannette D. Alvarez, is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and co-founder of Artists Responding to Global Issues. Alvarez is a former New York Cares Mural Artist, with a Harold W. McGraw “Good Citizenship Award” and was hailed as "one of 25 artists to watch in NYC" by BLEEP Online Magazine in April 2012. As a dancer, she has performed in works by Kyle Abraham, Germaul Barnes, Sara Erde, William Gil, Kevin Joseph, Yesid Lopez, Nicola Marino, Pedro Ruiz, William Whitner, Edgar Zendejas and others.

Her teaching credits span over 10 years including NYC public schools in K-12 general education, "Mentoring the Muse Scholars" at CUNY Hunter College, American Ballet Theater Arts in Education (Project Plié TA), Bronx Arts Ensemble, Brooklyn Ballet, The Beacon Program, Ballet Hispanico, CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, City Center Theater Outreach, and Dance Theater of Harlem to name a few. Ms. Alvarez was a panelist for "Dance for Every Child," organized and moderated by Jody Arnhold for Dance NYC's 2015 conference and a co-presenter at the 2014 NDEO National Conference in Chicago.

She holds a Masters of Arts in Dance Education from the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College, CUNY as the Heather Watts Scholar and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi-International Honor Society in Education and National Dance Education Organization, a National Honor Society for Dance Artists.