Associate professor B.J. Sullivan was recently awarded the “Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity” award on April 7, 2015 for her work with the American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI.) B.J. performs with ADLI’s Dancing Legacy Company and teaches workshops connecting these etudes through her Safety Release Technique. ADLI is devoted to the legacy of modern dance in America and creates etudes of dance master works by choreographers like Robert Battle, José Limón, Donald McKayle, David Parsons. ADLI’s mission is to make these etudes accessible to larger populations through workshops, lecture demonstrations and performances.