Luke Muscat is an Ed.D student at the University of Calgary. He holds an M.S.Ed from Bank Street College of Education, a B.A from Athabasca University, and is a graduate of The Ailey School. Muscat has been a teaching artist with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Steps Youth Programs, and the New York City Ballet. He founded the lower school dance program and teaches first grade at The Hewitt School. He has served as a guest writer for the National Dance Education Organization and his article, “The Weight of Words: A Message to Dance Educators, Caregivers, and Members of Society,” was published in Dance Education in Practice. His master’s thesis, “The Effects of Parent-Toddler Movement Classes on Attachment Patterns,” is also in peer-review. He is certified in early childhood education, Primary through Level 3 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum, and the Autism Movement Therapy Method.