NEW YORK, NY (March 11, 2013) – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage students will soon have the unique opportunity to work alongside dancers of the Joffrey Ballet School, as part of their hands-on clinical experience, beginning March 2013.
Massage interns will practice their orthopedic and sports massage techniques by treating professional faculty and student dancers of the Ballet and Contemporary programs, preparing them for rehearsals, performances, and assisting in injury recovery.
New York Campus Director Malcolm Youngren, along with Pacific College and Joffrey Ballet School Faculty Member Kerrie Flynn, LMT have teamed up to create what they hope will be a long-lasting partnership that will benefit both institutions.
“This opportunity is unique to Pacific College and will allow those students who are interested in working with athletes and dancers an opportunity to sharpen their Sport and Medical Massage skills,” Mr. Youngren said.
Not only will massage students gain the technical training required for moving forward in their massage therapy career, they will gain real world experience, that only comes from being “in the field”.
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Ms. Kerrie Flynn currently works with Joffrey Ballet School dancers as well as massage students and knows that there’s more to an injured dancer’s healing process than just the physical healing.
“Massage students will work with dancers one-on-one, to gain the confidence, compassion, and skill to support them through their healing process,” Ms. Flynn said.
About the Joffrey Ballet School
The Joffrey Ballet School, located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, was founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino to develop and train professional dancers. In more than fifty years of existence, the Joffrey Ballet School has remained on the forefront of American dance education. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad. The Ballet Trainee and Jazz and Contemporary Programs have dance students from all over the world. For more information visit: www.JoffreyBalletSchool.com.