Barbara Miron is a longtime and very well known resident of Redwood City, California. She founded Community Street Jam in 1990, and still works as a fitness professional, dance instructor, and life-skills coach today. From 1990 – 2013 Community Street Jam Performance Dance Company was a community based dance team, of all age dancers, that performed throughout the Bay Area, year round.. Barbara believes that artistic activities positively impact the health, and happiness of her community.
In 2006, Community Street Jam Fitness, Dance, and Performance Academy opened its own facility in Redwood City. During this time, the CSJ family grew and two full theatre shows a year were produced between 2006-2013, as well as many other opportunities for teaching and performance.
Community Street Jam Studios featured Hip Hop, BreakDance, West African, Belly Dance, Hula, Jazz, Tap, with classes for kids starting at 4 years old. CSJ teachers were hired out at many schools and community centers as well. A very successful full day camp during the summer months was very successful.
In 2013 during the development boom in Redwood City, the decision to close the studio doors was made as rising rents made it impossible to stay open.
Since then, Community Street Jam has evolved, becoming an integral part of the Street Dance scene. Barbara spends her time hiring out her business skills for dance studios and small businesses, as well as creating and producing Live at the Dragon at the Dragon Theatre.
At 64, Barbara is committed to living for 40 more years, and providing participation and support in artistic endeavors, and communities.