The Dance Scientist
I'm Maria Haralambis, M.Ed., NASM CES, FMT, a current Ph.D. student and CEO of The Dance Scientist, L.L.C.
I help Dancers & Dance Educators understand and apply Dance Science principles through Resources, Master Classes, Training Sessions, Mentoring, Injury Risk Assessments, and more.
What We Are About
Making Dance Science the norm in Dance Education by making the concepts more streamlined for Dancers & Dance Educators to understand & apply.
Serving as an educational platform where Dance Science concepts can be more readily available & accessible to a wider range of dance professionals.
By building awareness and an educational platform, Dancers & Dance Educators can feel more welcomed into the field of Dance Science.
2013 - 2018
Wayne State University
Bachelors of Science in Dance (Honors)
2017 - 2019
Wayne State University
Masters in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) (Honors)
2020 - Current
Concordia University Chicago
Ph.D. in Health & Human Performance (Current)
CERTIFICATIONS & SPECIALIZATIONS
Pilates is a safe & versatile mindful movement system that improves posture, core strength, breathing patterns, gait mechanics, and more, & can be adapted to all fitness levels and ages.
NASM Corrective Exercise
A technique that addresses and fixes movement compensations. The goal is to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and everyday life.
An evidence-informed kinesiology taping that advances taping as a rehab & performance intervention for conditions ranging from pain mitigation to fluid dynamics & sharpening proprioception.
An evidence-based kinesiology taping method based on current research on fascia, fluid dynamics, proprioception, and more.
AA is a progressive teaching method of acro dance. I love benig able to blend my Dance Science knowledge into my teaching of Acro & it's a great opportunity for dancers to build strength in other areas of their body.
Cecchetti Council of America
I use my anatomical and analytical brain to help refine and refresh your dance technique. I love seamlessly blending modern science into my dance instruction, especially ballet.
NSLS- Fully Inducted Member
An organization that provides a life-changing leadership program that helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities.
I'm also a member of several professional organizations
Journal of Dance Education - Peer Reviewer
Doctors for Dancers - Advisory Board Member
IADMS - Early Career Mentor
IADMS - Promotions Committee
Healthy Dancer Canada - Planning Committee
Healthy Dancer Canada - Outreach and Communications Committee
NDEO - National Honor Society for Dance Arts Judge
NDEO - Advocacy Sub-Committee Co-Chair