dance science

Learn more about me and the field of Dance Science.

I help Dancers & Dance Educators understand and apply Dance Science principles through Resources, Master Classes, Training Sessions, Mentoring, Injury Risk Assessments, and more.
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My educational experience

I have education in both the Dance world & Kinesiology world.

2013 - 2018

Bachelors of Science in Dance (Honors)

Wayne State University

2017 - 2019

Masters in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)  (Honors)

Wayne State University

2020 - Current

Ph.D. in Health & Human Performance 

Concordia University Chicago
dance science

Dance Science is an umbrella term: 

That covers a wide range of topics, such as:

balance & propripception.

pointe readiness.


dance somatics.


Dance psychology.

dance nutrition.

What exactly is Dance Science?


It emerged in the late 1980s out of need because dancers' injuries were high. A group of people who shared common interests collected, and those are the pioneers.


Dance Science analyzes ways to maximize the health, training, performance, and well-being of dancers through application of modern scientific concepts.


Dance Science is an umbrella term with several sub-topics that are studied, such as Motor Learning, Nutrition, Psychology, & Injury Prevention.

Both Dancers & Educators benefit.

This is a scapulae stabilization exercise that will improve your arm & shoulder placement! Dance Science is about educating our dancers to have more anatomical awareness.

Become a smarter dancer.

By learning about Anatomy from a young age, you'll be setting yourself up with a strong foundation that will carry into all areas of your life. 

Become a smarter educator.

Dance Science allows you to teach from a deeper, more anatomical place. It will enhance your pedagogy and make you a smarter Educator.

Make the dance world better.

Together, we make the dance world a better and more positive place.
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the dance scientist

Here are my certifications:


Pilates is a safe & versatile mindful movement system that improves posture, core strength, breathing patterns, gait mechanics, and more, & can be adapted to all fitness levels and ages.

NASM Corrective Exercise

A technique that addresses and fixes movement compensations. The goal is to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and everyday life.


I use my anatomical and analytical brain to help refine and refresh your dance technique. I love seamlessly blending modern science into my dance instruction, especially ballet.

Acrobatic Arts

AA is a progressive teaching method of acro dance. I love benig able to blend my Dance Science knowledge into my teaching of Acro & it's a great opportunity for dancers to build strength in other areas of their body.

NSLS - Fully Inducted Member

An organization that provides a life-changing leadership program that helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities.

Rock Tape

An evidence-based kinesiology taping method based on current research on fascia, fluid dynamics, proprioception, and more.
Digging deeper

Masters Thesis Study

For my Thesis, I completed a research study under Dr. Qin Lai, titled “Effects of Pilates Technical on Dancers’ Balance: Biomechanical & Functional Analyses” in a Motor Learning & Behavior lab.
Dance Scientist
"By shifting to a more scientific blend in our pedagogy, we aren’t watering the art form down. We’re actually supporting it. This means that the art form will not change, it will only advance."

The Dance Scientist

Maria Haralambis

 "Dancers are artistic athletes because they require a dynamic synergy between artistry & athleticism." 

- The Dance Scientist
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