Toronto Faculty - Gayanne Grossman

Gayanne Grossman P.T., Ed.M., B.F.A.

Gayanne Grossman P.T., Ed.M., B.F.A., a dancer with over 28 years of performing arts medicine experience. She is the Director of Dance Wellness, resident physical therapist, and part-time faculty for Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah, and Ed.M. in Dance Education from Temple University where she conducted Ph.D. studies. She is the author of the textbook: Dance Science: Anatomy, Movement Analysis, and Conditioning and Editor-in-Chief of the IADMS Bulletin for Dancers and Teachers. She has published original peer reviewed research in dance medicine, is the author of the hip chapter for the American Physical Therapy Association monograph on dance medicine, and a chapter on career transitions for the National Dance Association. She has given lectures, scientific presentations, grand rounds, and movement based workshops in the United States, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Gayanne is serving on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and previously served the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Performing Arts Special Interest Group. She also served the APTA as a content expert for the Performing Arts Practice Analysis and as the Chair of the Nominating Committee. Gayanne received a Presidential Award for the keynote speech at the National Dance Association’s (NDA) Annual Conference in 2012. Her professional experience includes: physical therapy services for the Pennsylvania Ballet, the University of Utah Departments of Ballet and Modern Dance, Muhlenberg College Department of Theater and Dance, Temple University Department of Dance, and the Princeton Ballet School. In addition to kinesiology, her teaching experience includes modern dance technique for the University of Utah –Department of Continuing Education, dance conditioning for universities, colleges, and private studios. She has devoted her professional life to the health and wellness needs of performing artists.

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