Welcome

American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI) transforms how people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities experience dance through innovative research, impactful community engagement, and rigorous pre-professional apprenticeships. ADLI was founded in 1993 by dancer/educators and collaborating sisters—Julie Adams Strandberg who founded the Brown dance program and Carolyn Adams who danced with Paul Taylor and is a world renowned teacher. ADLI is housed at Brown's Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to strengthen a shared commitment to public engagement with the arts and culture.