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In the News


Christina and her class participants have been featured in various local magazines and journal articles.

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In the News


Christina and her class participants have been featured in various local magazines and journal articles.

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Dancer, conductor, supporter honored with Arts Council awards

 Christina Soriano received the Arts Educator Excellence Award that recognizes an educator or teaching artist who has enriched the education of the community’s youth and inspired the next generation of artists, patrons and creative individuals.

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Smithsonian to display WFU research addressing global challenges

http://news.wfu.edu/2017/09/25/smithsonian-display-wfu-research-addressing-global-challenges/

The IMRPOVment team, along with other projects at Wake Forest, was chosen to present at the ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival,  held at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. on October 13-15. This is a three-day celebration of creative exploration and research at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design.

Study to examine how improvisational dance can help people with dementia

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170714/Study-to-examine-how-improvisational-dance-can-help-people-with-dementia.aspx?utm_source=Media+Center+Report&utm_campaign=c4e94a2cd4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_865d4551fb-c4e94a2cd4-261311833

The upcoming clinical trial is gaining media attention as recruitment will soon commence for the study starting in January. This press release is by News Medical.

A big step? Trial will test improvisational dance as dementia therapy

http://news.wfu.edu/2017/07/13/big-step-trial-will-test-improvisational-dance-dementia-therapy/

Check out this press release from Wake Forest News, highlighting the research team's upcoming three-year-long clinical trial that will commence in January 2018. The $1.5 million grant from the NIH will allow researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University to determine if this type of self-generativemovement can improve gait and balance problems associated with cognitive impairment and memory loss, as well as improve quality of life issues, such as apathy and depression.

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Study to determine if dance could help people living with dementia

http://myfox8.com/2017/07/25/study-to-determine-if-dance-could-help-people-living-with-dementia/

Fox News interviewed Christina Soriano, Christina Hugenschmidt, two weekly Parkinson's movement class participants, and a participant caretaker to shine a light on the impact IMRPOVment has had on those affected with neurodegenerative disease and their loved ones, to spark recruitment for an upcoming 3-year long study funded by the National Institute of Health. This study will look at the mechanisms by which spontaneous movement improves quality of life for people with mild cognitive impairment.

Arts festival will highlight artistic talents of 60-plus crowd

http://www.journalnow.com/relishnow/the_arts/arts-festival-will-highlight-artistic-talents-of--plus-crowd/article_193e94af-9bd2-5535-8c52-4c71ab05233b.html

Check out this article about the Second Spring Arts Festival, at which Christina Soriano was the keynote speaker.

Aging Out Loud

http://yesweekly.com/aging-out-loud/

A great article spotlighting Carol Roan, a long-time IMPROVment dancer with an inspiring story and perspective.

The Art of Aging

http://www.wfdd.org/story/art-aging

Check out David Ford's piece on Christina's work with Parkinson's in the Winston-Salem community. The interview features Christina, her class members, and her colleague, Christina Hugenschmidt.

Christina Soriano:  A grand dance for all ages

http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/christina-soriano-a-grand-dance-for-all-ages/article_53bfa748-b6ae-58d8-a23a-6b74f46939e5.html

Christina Soriano:  dance instructor for Parkinson's patients

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Reynolda House, Wake Forest University Presents 'Dancing with Parkinson's' Sunday at the Museum

http://reynoldahouse.org/connect/press-room/release/reynolda-house-wake-forest-university-present-dancing-with-parkinsons