David Outevsky MSc, PhD (Candidate)
David is a professional ballroom dancer who has competed at the international level, teaching and performing throughout Canada and Europe. He completed an MSc Dance Science at Trinity Laban, London, where he conducted research in the fields of touch, weight bearing, and visual contact in dance. During the last four years he presented his work for organisations such as Royal Academy of Dance as well as the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and has been published in the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholars and in the Journal of Medical Problems of Performing Artists. His recent article looks at potential adaptations of conditioning strategies in figure skating, gymnastics, and concert dance to DanceSport. David is currently pursuing his PhD in Dance Studies at York University where he is researching the cultural adaptations of Soviet Canadian competitive ballroom dancers to the Canadian dancesport industry and works as a teaching assistant in the dance department for courses such as Dance Kinesiology and Dance History. As the executive board member and co-chair of the screening committee of the Healthy Dancer Canada organisation, he also develops screening and injury prevention tools for Canadian dancers and provides conditioning programs for companies such as Ballet Jorgen, and Olsi DanceSport.