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Meet 

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.

We’d Love to Work With You

I love connecting with like-minded people from all over the world!  Booking a mentoring session with me is a great way to learn more about the field.

What We Are About

Awareness

Making Dance Science the norm in Dance Education by making the concepts more streamlined for Dancers & Dance Educators to understand & apply.

Education

Serving as an educational platform where Dance Science concepts can be more readily available & accessible to a wider range of dance professionals.

Community

By building awareness and an educational platform, Dancers & Dance Educators can feel more welcomed into the field of Dance Science.

Education

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

Stott Pilates

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.

Rock Tape

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.

Acrobatic Arts

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

  1. IADMS - I'm a Mentor in their Early Mentorship Program

  2. NDEO - I serve on the Advocacy Committee

  3. DFD - I serve on the Advisory Board

  4. Healthy Dancer Canada  - Planning Committee

  5. NHSDA - Adjudicator

  6. NDEO - Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Dance Education