Spotlight On… Keeping Dancers Healthy
What To Expect?
How does science complement dance training and performance? What sort of career options are there in dance science? What resources do the leading companies use to keep fit and strong, both physically and mentally? How can you apply this knowledge to the dancing you do? In this session participants will develop their understanding of supplementary training and how to apply general recommendations to their dance genre.
Manager of Health, Wellbeing and Performance, One Dance UK@eirinnsanchez
Erin Sanchez is an advocate, educator, and developing applied researcher supporting dancers' physical and mental health. She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. Within her work at One Dance UK and the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS), she advocates widely for the development of physical and mental health support services, health education, and healthy working and training conditions. She is pursuing her PhD from the University of Edinburgh and holds an MSc in Dance Science, a BA (Hons) in Dance and Sociology, and the qualification in Safe and Effective Dance Practice.
Kathak dance artist and dance scientist@seemadejorgechopra
Seema Chopra is a personal trainer and dance science educator who specialises within the South Asian Dance sector. Training as a Kathak dancer, Seema was drawn to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Science masters to develop an understanding of the physical body in Kathak dance. She now educates dancers from all genres and age groups and has widened her skillset to work with the general population. Seema shares her dance with children and young people with special needs.