Tina Curran, PhD, MFA, is a member of Dance Education Laboratory faculty at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center since 2003. She is a life-long student and evolving practitioner of Laban Studies including Labanotation (Directing from Score), Language of Dance® (LOD Certification Specialist) and Laban Movement Analysis (DEL Foundations teacher). As an artist, educator and scholar, Tina explores and develops approaches using Laban Studies and dance legacy to promote dance literacy an integral component of dance practices. Tina is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Theater and Dance where she is co-developing a BFA in dance education leading to state teacher certification. She is a cofounder, with Ann Hutchison Guest, of the Language of Dance Center (USA) which aims to promote dance literacy through the practice, appreciation and research in dance. Tina has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Education Office of Arts and Special Projects,where she first participated in the writing of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance and subsequently collaborated in the design and facilitation of professional development workshops for NYC dance educators.