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Arvin Arjona

Dance Education

Arvin Arjona is a full-time dance educator at Millburn High School in New Jersey, where he developed the dance program and dance curriculum. He is a Master Dance Teacher in summer programs around the country and at local dance studios. Arjona has taught at the National High School Dance Festival and presented at the NJEA Teacher’s Convention, the NJAHPERD convention and the CTAHPERD convention. He is one of the most sought-out presenters in the nation for physical education educators and dance educators, and has led dance professional development sessions for these populations across the country. He has presented at Shape America’s National Conference, at the National Dance Education Organization’s National Conference, and did a webinar for the Spark and Sportime Company.

Arjona has taught at the Brockus Conservatory of Musical Theater and Dance in Redlands, California as a summer dance educator and assistant director of the summer dance intensive. Between 1995-2003, he performed with Funk That Hip Hop Dance Company, Mooshi Sushi Crew, Triple Threat Dance, La Tin Dance Company and AP Motion Dance Company. He has been in three national tours of musicals and choreographed various musicals for Bloomfield High School and Millburn High School.

Arjona served as a Vice President of Dance for NJAPHERD Executive board and was a recipient of NJAPHERD’s 2013-2014 Dance Teacher of The Year Award. He received Shape America Eastern District Association’s 2015 Dance Teacher of the Year Award. The Millburn High School Dance Program and Arjona were a featured article, Boundless Enthusiasm, in the August 2013 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. In 1996, Arjona received the Dancer of the Year Award from County College of Morris. He received a Teacher Fellowship to Bates Dance Festival in 2007 and was included in the 2007-2008 Who’s Who Among American Teachers, which honors the nation’s most respected teachers at all levels and disciplines of education.

Arjona has a Master’s in Dance Education from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. He received an AA in Dance from County College of Morris and a BA in Special Education, with a minor in English, History, and Psychology from Jersey City State College. Before being a full-time Dance Educator, he was a Special Education Teacher for ten years in different schools in New Jersey.