Since 1998, Carina Rubaja has worked for several renowned cultural organizations as a creative dance teaching artist in New Jersey and NYC public schools with regular and special ed. Pre-k through 4th grade students and their teachers, integrating dance into the school curriculum. For the past six years, she has been developing school dance programs that involve parents through the Center for Arts Education's Parents as Arts Partners grant program. Ms. Rubaja serves on panels to select arts- in-education projects to be implemented in NYC schools and gives workshops and mentors teachers on the use of creative movement as a teaching tool, both in the U.S. and Argentina.
Ms Rubaja also taught dance in dance studios, afterschool, in school and camp programs in Argentina between 1988 and 1996. She received her dance teacher training degree in Argentina in 1988, and her Masters in Education degree (Creative arts in learning program) from Lesley College in 1993. She completed all courses at DEL Dance Education Laboratory at 92nd Street Y.
Ms. Rubaja is deeply interested in the power of dance as a means for learning academic curriculum, for self-expression, as a community builder, and as a tool for reflection on social issues.