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New York 2016 ISPA Congress - Linda Jackson
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Linda Jackson, Speaker (SESSION V | From Malmö to New York: Arts and the Science of Healing; Thursday, January 14, 2016) at the New York 2016 ISPA Congress, Performance!. View the full Schedule of Events

Linda JacksonLinda Jackson | Speaker

The MetroHealth System

Director of Arts in Medicine

As Director of Arts in Medicine, Linda Jackson oversees the integration of visual, performing and therapeutic arts throughout The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. She is responsible for the expansion of the arts therapies and the development of impactful arts-based activities and programming for the benefit of patients and their families, care providers and the greater Cleveland community.   

Jackson joined MetroHealth in 2014 and brings over 30 years of experience as a performing artist and arts administrator to her role. She most recently served as Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Education at PlayhouseSquare, the nation's second largest performing arts center. She was responsible for the selection and execution of the annual Children's Theater Series, International Children's Festival and dance programming. Additionally, Jackson led the day-to-day management of the department, which presented more than 300 programs annually that reached approximately 250,000 children and adults throughout the community. 

As an artist she was a member of Cleveland Ballet for 17 years, dancing principal roles with company and eventually serving as a member of the artistic staff and the faculty of its school. 

Jackson currently serves as a member of the Selection Committee of International Performing Arts for Youth.

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