Joy Guarino is an Associate Professor of Dance at SUNY Buffalo State teaching a variety of studio technique classes, dance history, dance education, and choreography. She has developed courses, conducted research, and presented internationally on kinesthetic learning, dance/movement integration, service learning, and youth development. Joy earned her MFA in dance from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her advocacy for children and association with national non-profit arts organizations led her to various positions in the extensive arts in education and youth development profession. As a practitioner, consultant, and mentor for her students, she is committed to finding creative and practical ways of designing and implementing meaningful children’s arts programming. She continues to enjoy working with artists and students all over the world; achieving extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Joy holds a New York State Teacher’s Certification in Dance.