Membership Matters - Monthly Talks with Guest Speaker: Janine Bryant

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Date - Fri, 30 Apr 2021 10:00 BST

Venue - Online

Style - Webinar


In Conversation With:

Janine Bryant

Webinar Topic

Friday 30 April
10:00 - 11:00 (BST)

Ageing and Range of Motion (ROM)


The subject of ageing as it relates to range of motion (ROM) is an important consideration for dancers of all ages.

This session focuses on the effects of ageing on soft and hard tissues, how this process can impact dancers' available ROM, and steps that dancers, teachers of dance, and artistic directors can take to improve outcomes over time, protect mobility, and potentially extend performing careers.

You will learn:

  • Cellular effect of aging on soft and hard tissues
  • How the aging process effects range of motion
  • How nutrition plays a key role in aging
  • The intrinsic and extrinsic factors that effect aging
  • Training protocols in younger dancers have lasting effects

Meet the Speaker

Janine Cappello-Bryant, BFA, MA, SFHEA, ageing researcher, and former Senior Lecturer in Dance, Faculty of Performing Arts, The University of Wolverhampton (UK). Janine hails from Pennsylvania, USA and is the former Acting Chair of Dance and Director of Dance Programs at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa. (USA).

Janine is a Registered Provider and Quality Reviewer for the Safe in Dance International (SiDI) Certificate Programs and currently offers independent bespoke workshops on SiDI’s 10 core principles of Healthy Dance Practice in the UK and USA. She is currently on Faculty at the Kimberton Waldorf School and is proud to join outstanding colleagues there who are artists and educators.

Janine’s research focuses on ageing and range of motion and on dancers as athletes and early training protocols aimed at producing excellence whilst promoting career longevity. Janine received her BFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (USA) in 1986, after which she joined the Scholarship Trainee Program at the Martha Graham School, New York (USA) and danced with Graham II and The Pearl Lang Dance Company.

In the fall of 1990, Janine was one of two Americans accepted to study at The Royal Academy of Dancing in London (UK), where she earned her Elementary Executant Certification and her Pre-Elementary Teaching Certification.

Janine founded The Professional School (TPS) in Turnersville, NJ (USA) in 1991, directed the school through 2002.

Janine has been a guest speaker at Elmhurst Dance School (Birmingham, UK) and The Royal Ballet School (London, UK). She has earned the coveted SFHEA, a British qualification of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, which validates her work across global arts sectors as a leader in Higher Education.

Janine is an active member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, a member of their Peer Review Board, Poster Judging Committee, and Education Committee. Janine is an active and contributing member of Dance USA's Taskforce on Dancer's Health. In addition, her work for PAMA (Performing Arts Medical Association) includes Peer Reviews for their publication MPPA (Medical Problems of Performing Artists).

Janine is an international speaker and has presented her research in the USA, UK, Brazil, Switzerland, Finland and Canada.

Pricing & More information

Members: Free
Non-members: £15 each

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