As higher education institutions and elected officials have pushed for STEM programs, the resulting technology and innovations have only revealed the need for the arts and humanities within these spheres.
Dancer, choreographer, and Ph.D. candidate Catie Cuan shared that movement personalities are incredibly important in first impressions. With more robots and AI, technology companies will need movement specialists like dancers and choreographers to imbue humanity into the work.
Adan Enbar, CEO and co-founder of the Flatiron School, similarly noticed the value that artists and creatives bring to coding. When students at the bootcamp for software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity encounter issues, creative thinking and discipline have proven key to overcoming obstacles.
Pictured: Catie Cuan dancing in Stravinsky's “Firebird” with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Clare Cook Dance Theater, October 2014. Photo by Molly Torian.