Highlander's PAR Institute

Dr. Furcron


Dr. Furcron is Director of Education for Moving in the Spirit (MITS). She has been involved with MITS for over twenty-seven years. Currently, She manages program evaluation to provide evidence that proves the program’s impact on the dancers’ self-concept, youth development goals, and dance technique. Dr. Furcron has presented her work with dance therapy and youth development locally, regionally, and nationally. Her TED-style presentation, Dance: Positively Changing Lives of Urban Youth, was featured by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). Also, she has co-authored articles with Dr. Leon Rodgers, highlighted in the Profiles of Dance/Movement Therapists on the ADTA website, and in A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting, and the international documentary, The Moving Child. Charn. serves as the Multicultural Diversity Chair for the ADTA board of directors. In 2019, the MDC received the Innovation Award under her leadership, and she received the Exceptional Service Award in 2020.

PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort
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