Tamica Washington-Miller, Associate Director of Lula Washington Dance Theatre, has been appointed to the National Advisory Board of the very prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was invited to the panel, which meets at Princeton University, to help the foundation figure out how to improve the culture of health systems. The goal is to make health delivery systems more mindful and respectful of the ways in which cultture and the arts impact the emotional and internal health of people and communities.
Tamica got the invitation to join the Advisory Committee after working as a liaison to the Foundation when it asked to do a short documentary on the Lula Washington Dance Theatre School. Tamica is the daughter of LWDT’s founders, Lula and Erwin Washington.
The resulting video, “Ava’s Path” shows how the dance classes at Lula Washington Dance Theatre helped to bring joy and healing to a young girl whose family was going through very hard times which forced them into homelessness. The video has become a favorite at the Foundation, which produced 12 videos on the subject. Here is a lin k to the video.