Claire is a Lecturer in Dance Science and a freelance strength and conditioning coach. Alongside teaching, Claire also continues to train in dance and circus skills and is therefore very interested in applied practice; taking current the research and applying it to the training of dancers and circus artists. She is also particularly interested in researching upper body strength in dance and hopes to encourage more women to participate in strength training.
Youtube: Claire Farmer Performance and Training
Nico is an accredited coach from the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and has over 15 years of experience in the athletic development of the adolescent in elite performance in a variety of sports (Judo, Netball, Basketball, Football, Taekwondo, Tennis). He is also currently the strength and conditioning coach for professional martial artists in Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts. Based at Elmhurst Ballet School, U.K. he completed a PhD in injuries and the adolescent ballet dancer and also works as a consultant for Birmingham Royal Ballet. As part of his studies, he led randomised controlled trials in injury prevention in dance and has now developed an injury prevention intervention called “11+Dance”. Nico also specialises in the rehabilitation of overuse injuries in adolescents who are training at different sports, at pre-professional level. Since, 2014, Nico has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, in Science in Coaching, Motor Learning & Control and in the MSc in Dance Science.
This Episode of Life as a Pro features Katie Deacon. Katie is a Musical Theatre Performer originally from Scotland. Having originally pursued a career in Professional Ballet, Katie transitioned to the world of MT and has since featured in productions such as An American in Paris, On the Town, Cats and Mary Poppins.
If you would like to get in touch with Katie she is easy to find on Instagram... @KatieDeacon92
Katie Teaches a Ballet Class on Instagram Live each Tuesday at 11am.
Welcome to our first Episode in the series of Life as a Pro.
Amidst the global Pandemic in 2020 Science in Dance is aiming to bring you unique content that will enrich and enhance each day with motivation, insight and stories from the World of Dance and Performing Arts.
If you would like to follow Gina on Instagram here is her handle @gine_the_ballerina
Flying Solo this week answering some questions sent in to Instagram.
If you are isolated due to Coronavirus, get in touch and we can chat about keeping fit and healthy whilst taking a break from Dancing.
In the mean time check out scienceindance.com and instagram @theballetstrengthpro for private coaching and programming.
Paige Rice is a Dance Researcher from Edith Cowan University.
In this episode Paige and I discuss her current research on the Strength and Conditioning Interventions she has performed on Dancers. This involves a 12 week training study looking into a variety of variables including Jump height in a Grand Jeté and changes in Muscle and Tendon properties.
A great intro to sport science for some and a fantastic insight into new research for those who are familiar with Dance Science.
This is episode features Dan Lonsdale. Dan is an experience S&C coach who is an expert in a variety of areas. Dan's experience spreads across a multitude of Sports, however, recently Dan has spent the majority of time in the world of Gymnastics. It is always an interesting conversation between Dance Healthcare professionals and Gymnastics. As there are a number of similarities in the cultures and artistic nature of the disciplines, despite the requirements of the athletes being quite different.
In this episode we discuss: Screening, Culture, Coaching Relationships, Jumping and Landing.
This episode brings you insight into the world of Hormones and their impact on Dance performance. Specifically Nicky discusses her research into Eating Disorders and Relative Energy Deficiency amongst Dancers and Athletes. She also talks about valuable the information for Dancers, Students, Practitioners, Parents and Teachers regarding overall health and the links between mental health, behaviour, performance and nutrition.
Get in touch with Nicky at www.health4performance.com or www.nickykeayfitness.com
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