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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science

John Solomon

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science

Ruth Solomon

As a performer Ruth Solomon has appeared on and off Broadway, on television, and in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. She was for many years a permanent member and solo dancer with the Jean Erdman Dance Theater. Ms. Solomon has choreographed more than sixty works in her unique version of the modern dance idiom. From 1967 to 1970 she was assistant director of the dance program at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. After 1970 she headed the dance program that she established in Theater Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, until her retirement in 1995. Her highly successful teaching technique has been documented in an hour-long video, Anatomy As a Master Image in Training Dancers. Her research has produced articles in such medical journals as The Physician and Sports Medicine and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, in all of the major dance and sports medicine periodicals, and chapters in numerous books. Her most extensive publications are Preventing Dance Injuries (Second Edition, 2005), and East Meets West in Dance: Voices in the Cross-Cultural Dialogue. The latest book, Dance Medicine & Science Bibliography: Sixth Edition, covering the literature in the field for the last 53 years and containing over 3775 citations, became available in 2014. She was the National Dance Association’s Scholar of the Year for 1992, Dance Professional of the Year in 1998, and Heritage Honoree in 2003. She was a charter member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. She has edited the Proceedings for the association’s 2003-2009 Annual Meetings. In 2003 Ms. Solomon became a Certified Medical Assistant.


Gene Moyle

Associate Professor Gene Moyle has worked across a dynamic mix of fields including the performing arts, elite sport and the corporate sectors. A graduate from the Australian Ballet School, QUT Dance and after having danced with the Australian Ballet Dancers Company and Queensland Ballet, Gene pursued further studies in psychology completing University degrees including a Masters and Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Gene has focused upon the application of performance psychology and performance enhancement, particularly within the performing arts and elite sport domains. Her involvement in dance has included being a Lecturer in Performance Psychology at QUT Creative Industries from 2001 to-date, a Career Development Advisor for the SCOPE and SCOPE for Artists Programs, a regular contributor to DANCE Australia magazine, the Head of Student Health & Welfare at the Australian Ballet School, in addition to consulting, servicing and providing workshops to various dance schools, associations, and individual dance students and professionals. She has significant experience in working with and leading multidisciplinary teams within high performance settings, and possesses specific expertise in the area of career development and transition. Gene has supported a number of Olympic Winter sports programs across three Olympic cycles (Torino, Vancouver, Sochi), and has worked extensively within the elite sporting system at both State and National level.

Gene has worked in Senior Executive and Management roles across a range of industries, including having held multiple positions on Boards and Advisory Committees. She is currently a Board Member of the Queensland Ballet, Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia, Chair of the Tertiary Dance Council of Australia, a National Executive Committee Member of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare, a Performance Health Advisory Panel member for the Queensland Academy of Sport, an Industry Mentor and Panel Assessor for Arts Queensland, and the Newsletter Editor for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. She joined QUT Creative Industries faculty in the role as Head of Discipline – Dance in November 2012. Read further details at Gene's QUT staff page.


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