Edwin Brathwaite

Edwin Brathwaite is a certified science and dance educator teaches at Meyer Levin Performing Arts School, IS 285, for the past 20 years. A native of Barbados, West Indies, He facilitates New York Citywide Dance professional development, Arts Monday and workshops for Dance Educational Laboratory (DEL).

He is currently facilitating professional development for Connected Arts Network (CAN). Edwin has published several dance unit studies in the annual New York City Department of Education (DOE). He authored and presented a unit entitled Roots of Tap Dance: Soul Rhythms in The Dance Educational Laboratory (DEL) Tracing Footsteps: Honoring Diverse Voices Through Dance History in NYC, grades 6-8 Curriculum – Module 2, funded by The New York Community Trust and the New York City Department of Education. 

In January 2022, Edwin coauthored and presented Hip Hop: Cultivating Vision and Voice for the Tracing Footsteps Curriculum series two, Grades 6-8 curriculum – Module 2. 

He has been honored in his community with several awards. One of which is the Meyer Levin Intermediate School 285 Distinguish Educator Award, and a Citation from Senator Roxanne J. Persaud of the 19th Senate District, honoring and recognizing his exceptional contribution to the community he services.