US Advisory Group

  • Kitty Daniels, MA

    Kitty Daniels is the Dance Department Chair at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She has performed professionally with ballet and modern dance companies in Europe and the United States, including the Bill Evans Dance Company, Concert Dance Company of Boston and Beth Soll and Dancers. Nationally-known as a teacher of ballet and dance science, she has taught at the Bill Evans Summer Institutes of Dance and Teachers Intensives, London Contemporary Dance School, California State University Summer Arts Programs, University of Washington, and Boston University. She holds an M.A. in Dance Kinesiology and specializes in the application of dance science to dance technique education.

  • Erin Sanchez, MSc

    Erin Sanchez is the Healthier Dancer Programme Manager at Dance UK, and administrates the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation’s Medical Website for healthcare professionals and dancers. Erin studied with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet School and the Alvin Ailey School. She also holds a BA in Dance and Sociology from the University of New Mexico and an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Erin is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and has lectured in dance science, taught dance technique and holds the qualification in Safe and Effective Dance Practice.

  • Jan Dunn, MS

    Jan Dunn has been in the dance medicine and science field for 32 years. She was the original chair for the National Dance Association’s Committee on Dance Medicine & Science (USA) 1988-1993, and helped to found the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), serving as President, Executive Director, and Board member (1991-2011). She originated the Dance Medicine Resource Guide, and co-founded the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science.

    As a dance faculty member, 1981-2011, she has taught anatomy, kinesiology, injury prevention and awareness, as well as dance technique, choreography, history, and production – at Florida State University, Washington University, Connecticut College, and University of Colorado-Boulder, among others. She directed the dance degree program at Pensacola (FL) College 1981-1986.

    Jan founded Dance Wellness programs at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), and University of Colorado-Boulder, as well as Denver Dance Medicine Associates, an outreach dance medicine company, and was co-director of the Dance Medicine Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994.

    She has presented at international conferences, taught dance medicine and Pilates worldwide, and written numerous articles in the field.

    Currently, Jan is based in Princeville, HI, where she is owner of Pilates Plus Kauai Wellness Center, Director of Kauai Dance Medicine, and is Wellness Editor for the online site, www.4dancers.org.