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Teaching Dance Virtually for Students with Disabilities


Apr 9, 2020 03:44 PM

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Sydney Erlikh
Sydney Erlikh (MSEd) is a graduate student in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago. There she is studying dance and disability to create multi-sited ethnography on mixed-ability dance groups that include individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sydney taught special education in alternate assessment classrooms for seven years in New York City and California where she created dance opportunities for students. Sydney is a DanceAbility certified teacher and has attended the AXIS dance teacher training. She was awarded a Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship with her partner Maggie Bridger which lead to the creation of Inclusive Dance Workshop Series at Access Living in Chicago.