The Conference Committee is pleased to announce that one of our founding members, Donna Krasnow, PhD, will give the keynote address, as well as a workshop at the 10th Anniversary Conference in Toronto!
Donna Krasnow is Professor Emerita in the Department of Dance at York University in Toronto where she taught modern dance based in Limón technique, composition and choreography, conditioning for dancers, dance kinesiology, prevention of dance injuries, motor learning for dance, and repertory. She specializes in dance science research, concentrating on injury prevention, conditioning for dancers, and motor learning and motor control. Her most recent research focus has been the adolescent dancer, psychological issues surrounding injury and dance training, and motor control in elite dancers. Donna's articles have been published in Medical Problems of Performing Artists; Journal of Dance Medicine & Science; Impulse: the International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine, and Education; Journal of Dance Education; Bulletin of Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences; Medecine des Arts; and Dance Research Journal. In 2007 she was guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science about motor learning issues in dance. She is currently the Associate Editor for Dance for Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
Donna also specializes in teacher training workshops, and has done residencies for faculty at Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, Cecchetti Ballet Australia, the Royal Academy of Ballet, the Society for Russian Ballet, Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, Canada, and faculty seminars at York University. In addition to the book Conditioning with Imagery for Dancers which was published in 2010 and co-authored with Jordana Deveau, Donna has authored the book Motor Learning and Control for Dance: Principles and Practices for Performers and Teachers, with co-author Dr. Virginia ("Ginny") Wilmerding, released by Human Kinetics in 2015. They also co-edited the book Dancer Wellness, a collaborative project with IADMS, published by Human Kinetics in 2016.
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