American Ballet Theatre Advisory Board

In May 2006, The United States Congress officially acknowledged American Ballet Theatre as America’s National Ballet Company. With this honor, ABT is committed to taking a leadership role in dance training in the United States and has created the ABT National Training Curriculum. In formulating its National Training Curriculum, ABT assembled a medical advisory board to provide medical guidelines for the healthy and sound training of dancers.
The four components of the National Training Curriculum are as follows:
1. Teacher Training Programs
2. Medical Advisory Board
3. NYU Master’s Degree in ABT Ballet Pedagogy
4. Certification and Examination System

Medical Advisory Board Members
Gary I. Wadler, M.D. (Chairman)
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine

Phillip A. Bauman, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Family)
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Lisa R. Callahan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Family)
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Priscilla M. Clarkson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts

Julie Daugherty
ABT Physical Therapist

Franco De Vita
Principal, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School at ABT

Randall W. Dick
Associate Director of Research / Injury
Surveillance System

Christa Dickey
Director of Communications
American College of Sports Medicine

James G. Garrick, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Orthopedics
University of California, San Francisco
St. Francis Memorial Hospital

William Garnett Hamilton, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

Raymond Lukens
Faculty, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School at ABT

Peter Marshall
ABT Physical Therapist

Kevin McKenzie
ABT Artistic Director

Rachel Moore, MA
ABT Executive Director

Lewis S. Ranieri
ABT Chairman Emeritus

Caroline Silby, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Sports Psychology Consultant
Adjunct Faculty American University

Eric Small, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Angela D. Smith, M.D.
Clinical Associate in Orthopedic Surgery
U of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Virginia Wilmerding, Ph.D.
President, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
Adjunct Professor
University of New Mexico