Judy Dworin is a dance-theater artist and educator. As Artistic Director of the Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble and Executive Director of the Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc. (both founded in 1989), she has been making work that speaks to contemporary culture and issues of gender, race, and social justice. She also furthers the development of other professionals through the mentoring program “Reaching Out: Artists Helping Artists.” As an educator, Judy designs and teaches collaborative, multi-arts residencies based in movement in urban elementary schools, high schools for at-risk students, and at York Correctional Institution for Women in Niantic, Conn. Her commitment to education has a 38-year history at Trinity College, where she established the dance program, co-founded the Trinity/La MaMa Urban Arts Semester in New York City, and presently co-chairs the Department of Theater and Dance. Judy is on the teaching roster for the State of Connecticut and is the recipient of the Distinguished Advocate for the Arts Award in 1998, the Governor’s Arts Award in 1999, the Connecticut Dance Alliance Award for Distinguished Service, and the Charter Oak Vision Award for Arts and Education in 2006, among others. Several of her articles have been published in books edited by the noted Chilean poet Marjorie Agosin, Ellison Findly, and in the forthcoming “Performing Lives; Theater with the Incarcerated” by Jonathan Shailor.