3 Exercises for Healthy Spinal Alignment

3 Exercises for Healthy Spinal Alignment

Spinal alignment is like turnout, says Michael Kelly Bruce, associate professor of dance at The Ohio State University. “It’s a mechanism, not an aesthetic.” But as with turnout, dancers’ visual goals often lead them to force their bodies into...

American Dance Festival to Honor Irene Dowd

Dowd on Dance Teacher’s March 2008 cover The American Dance Festival recently announced Irene Dowd (DT March 2008) as the 2014 recipient of the Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. A Juilliard faculty member and anatomy...

Exploring Outward Rotation with Irene Dowd

Your browser does not support the video tag. Irene Dowd has been on faculty at The Juilliard School since 1995. Her movement-based anatomy/kinesiology classes allow dancers to explore concepts physically as well as intellectually. Here, Dowd and student Leiland...

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