Gallagher, Sean

Sean Gallagher
BFA Dance, and BS in Physical Therapy, Certified Pilates instructor, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner
Part Time Assistant Professor


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.

Courses Taught:
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 Arts
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY  10011
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x3920


Research 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.

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