Christina Salgado (she/her) is the Assistant Dean of Diversity at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is responsible for advancing the school’s values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility (IDBEA) through developing educational programming and support systems for the community.
Previously she held the position of director for equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) initiatives at The Juilliard School. In this role she assessed all EDIB programming, recognized areas for growth, and developed new initiatives and educational opportunities for the institution. She led Juilliard’s EDIB task force and working groups, facilitated workshops for students, faculty, and staff, and built support mechanisms to prevent and respond to bias-related incidents. She also assisted with collaborations aimed at broadening learning experiences and supporting pathways to the arts.
Additionally, Salgado has experience in developing community engagement and accessibility programming. During her time at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre she oversaw programs ranging from creative movement for young students to classes for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She also served as a curriculum developer for Head Start, integrating creative movement and motor development techniques, through Columbia University’s Teachers College.
She has been selected to present her insights on topics ranging from diversity, equity, and inclusion to childhood creative movement and motor skill development at various conferences including SphinxConnect, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability.
She holds a master’s degree in movement science with a specialization in motor learning and control from Columbia University and completed her undergraduate degree in dance at George Mason University.