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Latest Conference Special Guest Update

Our latest addition to the presenting team at The 2018 Science in Dance Conference is Stephanie De'Ath of One Dance UK and the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science.

Stephanie is a Soft Tissue Therapist who works with a variety of vocational and professional Dancers to educate them in the physiology of Dance.

Dancers are always looking for the best way to improve their condition and readiness for every given day of Dancing and we have invited Stephanie to the Conference to talk about doing just that. Her insight to self myo-fascial release and soft tissue techniques to aid short term changes recovery and performance will allow conference attendees to take away knowledge and apply it to their own practises whether they are Dancing themselves or aiding Dancers.

It is an honour for Science in Dance to have a representative from NIDMS present at the event as the the institute is at the forefront of Dance knowledge both in the UK and Europe... maybe even the world. All that aside, Stephanie shares like minded philosophies to the members of Science in Dance in her pursuit to aid Dancers in the safest and most effective ways.

The Presentation will be part practical, part lecture based.

Prior to graduating from North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM), Stephanie completed Trinity Laban's MSc Dance Science programme, as well as professional dance training at Middlesex University achieving a BA(Hons) in Dance Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice from Canterbury Christ Church University. Stephanie is Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist at London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, working with their students, staff and alumni, and previously worked at Central School of Ballet. Stephanie is a lead tutor at NLSSM and a lecturer in Anatomy, Health and Fitness for dancers at Bird College, alongside guest lecturing at London Studio Centre and Royal Academy of Dance, and supervising dissertation projects focused on Dance Science at Middlesex University and London Studio Centre. Stephanie continues to be an active researcher and since graduating from her MSc she has presented at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and been a part of multidisciplinary research projects with published reports. In May 2016, Stephanie became manager (part- time) of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and is passionate about utilising this role to improve access to high quality healthcare for dancers, as well as improving the profile of soft tissue therapy amongst the dance community.

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