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Our program reinforces a well-rounded understanding of theory, technique, and performance.  Through the development of their own choreography in the dance genre of their choice, and the development of skills that push their creative and technical limits, we foster intelligent dance artists. With an emphasis on self-directed learning, collaboration, and the great diversity of expression that exists within dance, our dancers are immersed body, mind and soul.

Meet the Mentor

Lila Ruth Klaus

Lila Ruth Klaus

Dance Arts Mentor

Lila Ruth Klaus (she/her) hails from Washington DC, where her exposure to dance and her strong Jewish upbringing led her to exploring the intersections of dance and religious practice. While training and performing in DC, she was able to perform in venues such as The Kennedy Center, the White House, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. She has presented her choreography at Bates Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, at Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska, at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Hibernian Hall and Arts at the Armory in Boston. She received her BA in dance with a concentration in theology from Bard College. This is her fourth summer with CAA, and her second as Dance Arts Mentor. She has also spent the past few years developing curriculum for dance and Jewish text at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham MA, where she currently works as an educator.