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Arts-in-education consultant, dancer, and choreographer Barbara Pearson will continue the 2004-05 Arts Career Exploration Series 12:15 p.m. Tuesday with a talk of particular relevance to students interested in education, the arts, psychology, or working with children.

Her presentation is the second in a series of informal discussions designed to introduce students to the spectrum of non-performance careers in the arts. Free pizza and drinks are provided during the talks, which take place 12:15 p.m. every other Tuesday in Williams Center for the Arts room 108.

Pearson’s specialty is teaching academic core curriculum through the use of movement and the arts. She presents hands-on workshops to students and educators throughout the country, using original projects to demonstrate how movement is used to motivate learning in mathematics, science, and language arts.

Pearson was founding director of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council Arts-in-Education Coalition, bringing together artists, arts organizations, and educators to create quality arts programs in area schools.

She holds a masters degree in movement studies from Wesleyan University and is a two-time graduate of the Project Zero Institute at Harvard University, where she studied multiple intelligences theory.

The rest of the schedule:

  • Oct. 19 – Geoff Gehman ’80, The Morning Call arts writer and novelist/memoirist
  • Nov. 2 – Kathy McAuley, founder/director, Lehigh Valley Film and Video Council, and owner, Lehigh Valley Locations and Extras
  • Nov. 16 – Michiko Okaya, director, Williams Center for the Arts Gellery, and curator, Lafayette College Art Collection

Jamie Balliet, director of marketing at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, opened the 2004-05 series Sept. 14.

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