Lisa Green-Cudek guides people of all ages to experience dance as a vehicle for personal growth. She has been teaching at Peabody, Loyola University Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University since 2007 and received Peabody Preparatory’s Suzanne Seff Kuff Excellence in Teaching Award in 2022. Prior teaching positions include Temple University, The University of the Arts, and the Teacher Training Institute of Tanzundteaterwerkstatt in Frankfurt, Germany.

Green-Cudek advocates dancing through the lifespan. She is a specialist in early childhood education, directed an older adult dance ensemble, and has taught K-12 students at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Randallstown High School, Roland Park Elementary School, The Bryn Mawr School, and The Wilkes School.

Green-Cudek received her Teaching Artist certificate from the MSDE Maryland Teaching Artist’s Institute in 2006. She developed a leadership development/arts integration program at Randallstown High School that guided dance students to collaborate on designing and teaching lesson units integrating dance with content in courses throughout the curriculum.

Her choreography for The Peabody Opera, The Jewish/German Dance Theatre, independent artists, and students has been performed throughout Germany and in the United States at The Painted Bride, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and myriad universities, local theaters, churches, and synagogues. Green-Cudek’s work with the Jewish/German Dance Theatre was broadcast extensively on German television and in the U.S. on CBS Sunday Morning.

Green-Cudek has written about dance for The Dancer Citizen, Tanz Aktuel, and Contact Quarterly, and presented her research at The National Dance Education Organization, The Congress on Research in Dance, the Society of Dance History Scholars, and Tanzforum Frankfurt. For the centennial of Preparatory Dance, she co-chaired Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies, a special topics conference of the Society of Dance History Scholars hosted by Peabody.

Lisa Green-Cudek cultivates dance in communities as a medium for exploring ideas and histories, identities, and relationships. She has received funding for this work from The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, The Maryland Humanities Council, Loyola University, and Johns Hopkins University.