The Creative Associates program, a president’s initiative created in 2018 by Damian Woetzel, brings to Juilliard an expanding group of artists in residence whose work exemplifies collaborative and interdisciplinary innovation. A committee of artistic leadership works alongside the Office of the President to select Creative Associates and implement their activities at the school. Each Creative Associate spends time at Juilliard engaging collaboratively with the Juilliard community, as well as with their fellow Creative Associates through workshops, performances, coachings, public discussions, and other special projects. Building on the rich history of Juilliard’s composers, choreographers, and playwrights, the Creative Associates program affirms that creative practice is an essential part of the educational excellence that is the hallmark of Juilliard and champions the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary work between Juilliard’s divisions of music, dance, and drama.