ABOUT CARA STINE

BIOGRAPHY

Cara Stine is an EdM Candidate in the Dance Education Program at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, with an expected graduation date of May 2021. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Stine was inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and graduated with Honors. She is a current member of the National Dance Education Organization and has co-presented about effective teaching in the virtual classroom during an NDEO Professional Development Webinar. During her time at Rutgers, she completed her clinical teaching experiences at Bayonne High School (BHS), teaching 9th-12th grade students, and at Dr. Antonia Pantoja School 27, teaching pre-school students. During her time at BHS, she developed context and history-based dance lessons as well as the creative exploration of social justice topics, resulting in the collaborative dance film, Intersections.  Leadership and advocacy are instrumental in Stine’s teaching practice, leading her to the elected position of Dance Representative with the Mason Gross Student Governing Association, representing the voices and concerns of undergraduate students to department heads. In October 2019, Stine performed at the International Creative Dance Seminar in Beijing, China, with Chien-Ying Wang and Paul Ocampo representing Rutgers University with the performance of (K)Not Tied. Other artists she has worked with include Barbara Angeline, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Randy James, SKM Movements, Andrea Kramer and several student artists, performing in venues such as Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Loree Dance Theater, Hudson Guild Theater, and Arts on Site as well as virtually. In the Fall of 2018, she studied abroad at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England, taking courses in Release, Graham, and pedagogical techniques. Stine is a 200-Hr RYT Vinyasa Yoga Teacher certified through Om Factory in New York City, blending her dance practice with the holistic practice of yoga. With her interest in musical theater, Stine has choreographed for numerous productions including Legally Blonde with the Teen Arts Guild, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, and A Chorus Line with Haddon Township High School, and Ain’t Too Proud with Barbara Angeline. Stine’s passion for dance began at Ovations Dance Studio in Oaklyn NJ, receiving a foundation in modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation, and Laban Movement Notation.