Dr. Donna Krasnow, one of Healthy Dancer Canada's founding members, was honoured at the Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC) 10th Anniversary Conference 2018 with the first HDC Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Krasnow is Professor Emerita of Dance in the Department of Dance at York University in Toronto. She has a distinguished career as a performer, choreographer, educator, author, and researcher. She was the founder of both the York Dance Ensemble (Toronto) and Dance Source (San Francisco), where she was also Artistic Director of it's resident company Möbius. She has taught dance and dance conditioning extensively in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan. She specializes in teacher training courses and workshops, and has certified teachers across North America in the conditioning system she created, C-I Training (conditioning-with-imagery training). Dr. Krasnow also specializes in dance science research, concentrating on injury prevention, conditioning for dancers, and motor learning and motor control. She has published numerous articles in distinguished journals, and educational resources for organizations such as HDC and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). She is the co-author of Conditioning with Imagery for Dancers with dance artist Jordana Deveau, co-author of Motor Learning and Control for Dance: Principles and Practices for Performers and Teachers with dance educator and research professor Dr. Virginia Wilmerding, and the co-editor of Dancer Wellness with Dr. Virginia Wilmerding. Healthy Dancer Canada would like to thank Dr. Krasnow for her service, and to recognize her outstanding contributions to dance education, dance science, and dancer health and wellness.
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