Inspire Your Heart with Art with Dancer/Choreographer Jennifer Medina
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Jennifer Medina began her dance training in St. Louis and has danced and choreographed dances for companies across the United States.  She has also started her own company, Common Thread Contemporary Dance, and is now co-director of Skystone Conservatory of the Arts. In this interview, she shares her love of dance, discusses examples of her work and how she created them, and offers her insights on the power of dance to influence and inspire in unique and important ways.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Dance-37**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Provide the video to students who are engaging in an independent project related to dance.
  • Use the video as inspiration for students to conduct interviews with each other about their perspectives on dance.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.