Faculty & Staff

Jade Cintrón Báez
Community Arts

With roots as a theater and language educator, Cintrón Báez began her career specializing in teaching ESL through theater, song, and movement in Barcelona, Spain, for 8 years.

Inspired by personal experiences and struggles with cultural identity, she began to focus on the link between cultural identity and language education using the arts as a vehicle for understanding and community building through programming. She has presented on variations of these topics for Americans for the Arts, InnovateELT in Barcelona, Arts Educators of New Jersey, LatinX Connect at Pitt, the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association, The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, and more. She is also a proud member of New Jersey Arts Administrators of Color and a board member of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival.

She has served as associate director of the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, director of education for GW Center for the Arts, development & administration manager for Teatro Paloma, Lancaster, PA’s first and only Latinx theater company, and is the founder, director, and host of ¡Looking Bilingüe!, a storytelling series that focuses on Latiné empowerment, multiculturalism and multilingualism.

Cintrón Báez is a proud alumna of Rutgers University as well as early iterations of Rutgers Community Arts programs and RSAC. She holds a BA Theatre Arts & Journalism & Media Studies from degree from Rutgers University and an M.S in Arts Administration from Drexel University.