Educating the Healthy Dancer
Since 1996, Marin Dance Theatre has become one of the pioneers in developing a complete program for delivering world-class sports medicine for our students. We are committed to the overall health and training of the entire dancer as an athlete and performing artist.
As an integral part of their training, MDT and the
Center for Sports Medicine at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in SF
have joined forces to create a unique program to keep our dancers in
Health Seminars for Dancers
Dr. Gibbs a former professional ballet dancer, has an acute understanding of the total needs of the developing dancers both from the medical perspective and technical demands as well. He works privately with the students teaching and evaluating conditioning and rehab exercises specifically designed for each dancer's needs. Each of our dancer's have their own individual programs and are overseen to support each activity for correctness and appropriateness.
Dr. Gibbs conducting his seminar.
Some of Our Esteemed Past Participants & Topics
Dr. Richard Gibbs,
M.D., San Francisco Ballet Company
Former soloist San Francisco Ballet Company.
Martin has been conducting nutrition instruction for San
Francisco Ballet School students and parents annually since 1999.Her
presentations are direct, well organized and most importantly,
designed to help our students succeed.Jim Sohm, San Francisco
Roberta Meyer, "My Life With Balanchine" Former New York City Ballet dancer Roberta Meyer will discuss her years working with the legendary George Balanchine and his company. She became a renowned ballet teacher and coach and alcohol and drug counselor. She's an author -- one book being about alcoholism and the other being about communication. Mrs. Meyers has conducted communication workshops for individuals, couples, and businesses, designed an alcohol education program for elementary school children, and is a national speaker on both communication and alcoholism and other drug addictions.
In the decades following, she has gone on to becoming a national competitor in ballroom competition as well as the owner of her own ballroom school.
Jessica Johnston, "My First Year Dancing With Ballet West"
Dr. Richard Gibbs, M.D., "Prevention and Care of Dance Injuries", Dr. Gibbs is currently the physician for the prestigious San Francisco Ballet Co. He will give suggestions and practical advice relating to dancer health and nutrition.
Dance Theatre recognizes the need to prepare the young dancer
completely for the rigors of a dance career as well as maintaining