Since 1998, Carina Rubaja has worked as a dance teaching artist for many renowned cultural organizations (including the Guggenheim Museum, the 92Y , Young Audiences/NY, Abrons Center, Dancewave, New Jersey Performing Arts Center ) in New Jersey and NYC with general and special education two to ten-year-old students, their teachers, and their families. She teaches for the NJPAC Early Learning through the Arts program and for NJPAC’s Innovation Hub project for elementary school educators. These initiatives mentor teachers to integrate performing arts processes in their teaching. Last spring she made a series of videos for PreK classrooms at PS209. The same school has commissioned her a new series for this fall. She has led creative dance classes in arts integration, after-school and summer camp programs. She has conducted family workshops and professional development workshops in the U.S. and Argentina. Carina has participated in research projects and in arts in education panels as well as grant and dance curricula writing. This is her sixth year on the Create team, a NYCDOE project that trains 3K and PreK educators in four art disciplines. This year she is mentoring dance teaching artists both for the NJPAC and for the 92Y. She received her dance teacher training degree in Argentina in 1988, and her Masters in Education from Lesley College in 1992. She completed the 2-year course at DEL 92Y and continuously participates in arts education professional learning workshops, fostering her love of teaching and learning.