Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


Julie Adams Strandberg is a dancer, educator, and scholar. The four primary goals of Strandberg’s research and programs are: to provide dancers with holistic, multi-faceted ways in which to be artists in our culture; to advocate for the inclusion of the arts, and particularly dance, in the education of  EVERY child; and to develop and design materials and programs that provide broad access to dance as an art form to all persons, including pre-professional and professional dancers; students in grades K-university; neurodiverse populations, and the general public. The inclusion of persons with Parkinson’s disease, autism and other cognitive and physical challenges, often denied access to the arts, is consistent with Strandberg’s mission. 


Her work is informed by over 50 years experience as a choreographer and performer; as a pioneer in arts education and community engagement; and as an arts administrator and producer. 


She is distinguished senior lecturer at Brown University, founding director of dance in the University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, co-founder of Dancing Legacy with her sister Carolyn Adams, co-founder of Artists and Scientist as Partners (ASaP) with Rachel Balaban; and consultant for The Miracle Project®-New England (TMP®-NE) - https://www.themiracleprojectnewengland.org/

She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS from Bank Street College of Education.  In 2020, she was awarded the Rosenberger Medal by Brown University -- the highest medal given by the faculty for “specially notable or beneficial achievement.”


When she isn’t dancing, she enjoys family adventures with her husband Josiah, daughters Laura and Marie, son-in-law William, and grandsons Andrew and Jackson.


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