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Student Committee Conference Events and Introductions

Posted By IADMS Student Committee, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

With the IADMS Student Committee around the corner we would like to put a face to our Student Committee names, feel free to hello at the conference!


We would love to introduce ourselves to you in person, feel free to visit our presentations, or at registration.


Student Committee presentations:


Student and young professional networking workshop Thursday, October 12th 5:30pm-6:20p


Building your career: a panel discussion on avenues to careers in dance medicine and science Sunday, October 15th noon-12:30pm


Student Committee members:


Siobhan Mitchell

Siobhan trained as a dancer before going on to complete a BA Hons in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton, an MSc in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and an MRes in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bath. Awarded a full ESRC studentship in 2014, Siobhan is currently in the final year of her PhD studies at the University of Bath. Her research interests are in growth and maturation; specifically, psychosocial implications of differing maturity timing in young dancers. Siobhan works as an associate lecturer and delivers educational sessions for dancers and dance teachers on the topic of growth and maturation. Siobhan has been a member of IADMS since 2011 and has been on the IADMS student committee since 2014.

Gabriel Carrion-Gonzales

Gabriel from Albuquerque, New Mexico, began dancing at the age of 8 years old soon expanding his ballet training to study at Walnut Center for the Arts, Miami City Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Academy for Classical Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Gabriel is now in his junior year of his undergraduate degree pursuing a double degree in biochemistry and psychology, with aims of being a sports medicine physician.


Carolyn Meder

Carolyn is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she grew up studying ballet at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. Carolyn is currently attending the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio as an athletic training major. After completing her undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a master’s degree and eventually land a job in the field of dance medicine as an athletic trainer.


Kali Taft

Kali is a senior at Texas A&M University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dance Science under the direction of Christine S. Bergeron and Carisa Armstrong. Along with performing in numerous faculty and student pieces, Kali has performed in works by Third Rail Dance Theatre, Eisenhower Dance, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Jesse Zaritt, Erica Gionfriddo and Jane Weiner. Kali is a member of the Dance Science Committee and has also collaborated in an Undergraduate Research Project entitled “DAFT Steady Increase Training Versus Plyometric High Intensity Interval Training on Cardiovascular Levels in Collegiate Dancers”. She presented this research in Norfolk, Virginia at the National Dance Society Conference (NDS) and will present it in Houston, Texas at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADAMS). After graduation Kali plans to start her own dance company and continue performing and creating work to perform around the world.


Madison McGrew

Madison is a Florida native and recent graduate of the University of South Florida with bachelor’s degrees in Dance Performance and Biomedical Sciences. In 2016, she set off to London to pursue at MSc in Dance Science as Trinity Laban's first US-UK Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar. Madison has been a member of IADMS for 2 years and is excited to now be a part of the Student Committee!


Additional Student Committee members not mentioned above: Sutton Anker and Andrea Alvarez.

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Student Events at the 2016 Conference in Hong Kong

Posted By IADMS Student Committee, Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Our Annual Conference is fast approaching and there are some exciting student events this year!


Our student social is a great way to meet new faces before the conference begins and to network with Dance Science students from across the globe! This years’ student social will take place the Wednesday before the conference begins to give you a chance to meet up in person before attending the conference.

Other student events and sessions include our student and young professionals networking event, the student roundtable and presentations on The future of dance medicine & science: An IADMS student survey, and Building your career: how to establish and foster a mentor-mentee partnership in your interest area – see details below!


Student Social

Our student social is a great way to meet new faces before the meeting begins and to network with Dance Science students from across the globe!


Networking and drinks with IADMS student members


Wednesday 19th October, 7pm


Meeting on the steps in front of the Jockey Club Amphitheatre at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. 


Student Roundtable


An opportunity to gain insights from an international group of students on a range of topics and issues affecting students of dance medicine and science.


Friday 21st October, 2pm – 3.30pm


Atrium Lounge 1st Floor


Building your career: how to establish and foster a mentor-mentee partnership in your interest area


For many aspiring dancers, clinicians, educators, and researchers, locating a mentor or an advisor in fields of interest as specific as those in dance medicine and science can be a daunting task. This talk will provide information for students and recent graduates about the value of having a career mentor and will discuss the process of finding, pursuing, and building a mentorship relationship. Topics will include: how to utilize peers and school resources to make connections with potential mentors, suggestions for contacting and pursuing potential mentors, ways to develop and maintain an ongoing mentor - mentee relationship, and tips for being an excellent mentee candidate.


Saturday October 22, 4.45pm – 5pm


Recital Hall


The future of dance medicine & science: An IADMS student survey


The IADMS Student Committee will present a retrospective snapshot of student membership and Educational Opportunities to illustrate a clear picture of the future of Dance Medicine & Science within the IADMS community to answer a question of “where is this field headed based on the current student interest?”


Saturday October 22, 5pm – 5.15pm


Recital Hall


Student and Young Professional Networking Workshop


An opportunity for students to connect with professionals and to build networks in their area of interest.


Saturday October 22, 5.30pm – 6.30pm


Studio 8


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