BFA Dance, and BS in Physical Therapy, Certified Pilates instructor, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner
Part Time Assistant ProfessorProfile:
After 23 years as the in house physical therapist for 88 Broadway shows and numerous dance companies I continue to be passionate about my work in dance medicine. As a former dancer I had questions about injuries and my body that nobody could answer. I have spent my career as a therapist finding out those answers and providing them to the dancers I treat and teach every day. I look forward to mentoring you in the ways of the body so that you can dance better, longer and healthier than ever before. I look forward to answering your questions.
Besides teaching anatomy and pilates at the new school I have taught anatomy at NYU’s physical therapy department, And continue to teach at Jacob’s Pillow Dance festival every summer. I developed and taught called Dynatonics,™ a new course at the Becket arts center Summer 2008.Recent Publications:
Biomechanics Magazine – feature article series May – Sept 2006.Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal ArtsPhone Number/Extension:
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-229-5100 x3920Email:GallaghS@newschool.eduResearch Interests:
Looking into the stability component of muscle action in synergistic full body action in dancers. Developing a body of exercises for dance specific rehabilitation and prevention.Professional Affiliations:
Founder and past president of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group in The Orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association.Awards and Honors:
Alumni fellow award 2008-2009 Temple University College of Allied Health.