Lisa Green-Cudek teaches courses in dance history, aesthetics, technique, and creative process at Loyola University of Maryland, and teaches ballet at Johns Hopkins University. She is on the faculty of Peabody Dance where she is also the resident dance historian.
Green-Cudek has taught at Temple University and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She was faculty in residence at the Teacher Training Institute of Tanzundteaterwerkstatt in Frankfurt, Germany. Recent workshops for teachers include “Healing Social Wounds through the Arts” at Loyola University and “On Teaching Creative Dance” at Peabody’s Annual Regional Ballet Teachers’ Seminars.
Green-Cudek is an advocate of dancing through the lifespan. She is a specialist in early childhood education, taught senior citizens for seven years in Philadelphia, and has extensive experience teaching in public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Local schools include Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Randallstown High School, Roland Park Elementary School, The Bryn Mawr School, and The Wilkes School.
An early proponent of arts integration, Green-Cudek received a certificate from the MSDE Maryland Teaching Artist’s Institute. While at Randallstown High School, Green-Cudek implemented a unique arts integration/leadership development program, the Dance Ambassadors, 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 is committed to cultivating dance in communities as a medium for exploring ideas and histories, identities and relationships. She has been awarded funding for this work from The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, The Maryland Humanities Council, The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and the Center for the Humanities at Loyola University of Maryland.
In 2015, Green-Cudek co-chaired Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies, a special topics conference for the Society of Dance History Scholars. Her research has been published in Tanz Aktuel, Contact Quarterly, and numerous conference proceedings. She has presented her research at national and international assemblies including Tanzforum Frankfurt, The Congress on Research in Dance, the Society of Dance History Scholars, and the National Dance Education Organization.