EMPLOYMENT

June 2013 - Present                                                    Self: Mark Morris Dance Center                                                Brooklyn, NY  

  • Independent practitioner working out of Wellness Center at MMDC

September 2017-Present                                      American Ballet Theatre/JKO School                                          Manhattan, NY

  • Physical Therapist for JKO Student Company and Apprentices

September 2014-May 2018                                        The Juilliard School                                                                        Manhattan, NY

  • Contracted physical therapist, providing onsite services to all students of the Juilliard School and backstage coverage of the dance department

June 2013-February 2016                      Encore Physical Therapy                                                        Manhattan, NY

  • Provided in clinic and backstage care to Broadway performers and support staff.

  • Lead backstage coordinator for Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder and On The Town.

June 2010-August 2013                        Manhattan Physio Group                                                         Manhattan, NY

  • Physical therapist in small, private orthopedic outpatient clinic specializing in dance medicine and individualized patient care.

  • Evaluated and treated professional performers and complex patients with chronic conditions

April-May 2010                       Rebound West Physical Therapy, Bloomington Hospital                 Bloomington, IN

  • Temporary employee in orthopedic outpatient clinic with full individual caseload

  • Evaluated and treated patients with a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and age groups.

Nov 2009-Jan 2010                  Critical Connection, Inc.                                                                    Bethesda, MD 

  • Per diem physical therapist at multiple settings around the D.C. metropolitan area, including outpatient orthopedic clinics and an assisted living facility.

  • Able to provide care to a variety of patients with minimal job orientation and training.

June 2008 - Oct 2009                 Body Dynamics, Inc.                                                                         Arlington, VA

  • Physical therapy associate in PT-owned, fee-for-service outpatient orthopedic setting

  • Full individual patient caseload with primarily dance, athletic and chronic pain patients

  • Worked as part of an innovative interdisciplinary team to provide “wholistic” healthcare to patients, including massage therapists, personal trainers, and other allied health professionals

  • Responsible for regular backstage coverage and treatment for Washington Ballet and Broadway cast of West Side Story, also backstage coverage for Hubbard Street Ballet

  • Instructed regular group exercise classes in Gravity-Training System and modified Pilates circuit training

  • Involved in various presentations and in-services, including low back pain and adolescent dancer injury prevention

  • Assisted with yearly ballet fitness screenings and regular fitness assessments for general population

Sept 2008 – Jan 2010      Maryland Youth Ballet                                                              Silver Spring, MD

  • Instructor of Music and Motion program, designed to provide movement and dance opportunities in a group setting for children with a range of physical and mental disabilities

  • Worked in cooperation with creators of program to provide consistent and appropriate class activities

  • Advised and directed adolescent volunteers on appropriate pediatric handling skills and manual cues while assisting children

2006-2008         Methodist Sports Medicine                                                                 Indianapolis, IN        

  • Head Athletic Trainer for Triton Central High School, Fairland, IN

  • Managed training room, provided student education and athletic training coverage for all major sporting events, including Football, Basketball, Wrestling and Soccer

  • Participated in yearly health screenings for adolescent athletes across Indianapolis

 

Education

2005-2008        Doctor of Physical Therapy          Indiana University-Purdue University         Indianapolis, IN

  • Assisted in laboratory research on soft tissue properties and cross-friction massage

  • Served as physiology mentor.

  • Received departmental recognition for “scholastic performance, past productivity, and evidence of potential contribution to the field of physical therapy.”

2004-2007         Master of Dance Science            Laban School of Modern Dance                  London, UK

  • Program included various classes related to kinesiology as well as course in somatics.

  • Final dissertation completed on pointe shoe research.

2000-2003       Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology        Indiana University                           Bloomington, IN

  • Emphasis in Athletic Training

  • Minor in French

1997-2001          Bachelor of   Science in Ballet                Indiana University                            Bloomington, IN

  • Outside Field in Kinesiology

   

Presentations and publications

October 2008          Poster   Presentation, IADMS annual meeting                                       Cleveland, OH

Primary   author: “Dancer and dance teacher responses to questionnaires about pointe   shoe preferences, break-in techniques, and suggestions for a better pointe   shoe.”   

 

February 2008         Poster Presentation, APTA   Combined Sections Meeting                        Nashville, TN

Co-author:   “The   impact of international service learning in developing countries on student   physical therapists.”

           

Certifications

January 2017          NAIOMT Certified Manual Physical Therapist

June 2011                 Orthopedic Certified Specialist, APTA

August 2009          GTS Certified Instructor

May 2008               Graston Technique

2001-present          CPR certified