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
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.”
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