Kim Hutt

Role

Guest Lecturer for MSc Dance Science Performance Enhancement: Physiology, Biomechanics and Psychology

Contact details

Address:

London Contemporary Dance School

Biography

Kim trained at The Royal Ballet School and Central School of Ballet. After a professional career as a dancer she gained a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, a post graduate teaching certificate in higher education and an MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban. Kim lectured BSc and MSc students at London Metropolitan University in Sports Therapy and developed a course designed specifically to work with injured dancers. Kim currently works as the lecturer in Physical Support at London Contemporary Dance School, where she is delighted to be able to use all of the knowledge she gained through her Sports Therapy and Dance Science degrees.

Kim is regularly invited to guest lecture at other dance schools, universities and colleges, such as University College London, Elmhurst Ballet School, Coventry University, Bedfordshire University, Trinity Laban and London Metropolitan University. She is an internal moderator for the Society of Sports Therapists, and a reviewer for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.

Kim has published research that investigates the links between science and somatic practices, and ways to improve balance in dancers. She has written advice sheets for Dance UK and for dance teaching in the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Bulletin for Teachers and Dancers. Kim has presented research at an International Association for Dance Medicine and Science annual conference. Kim's particular interest is exploring ways to prevent dance injury and promote healthy dance practice. She is still actively researching in these areas.

Creative Outputs

Hutt.K., Redding.E. (2014). The effect of an eyes-closed dance-specific training program on dynamic balance in elite pre-professional ballet dancers: a randomized controlled pilot study. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 18(1):3-11

Hutt.K. (2010). Corrective alignment and injury prevention strategies: Science, somatics of both? Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 2(2): 251-263

Holland, C., Hutt, K., Campbell-Karn, K. (2015). Increased treatment durations lead to greater improvements in dorsiflexion range of motion for asymptomatic individuals immediately following an anteroposterior grade IV mobilisation of the talus. Manual Therapy, 20(4): 598-602

Hutt, K. (2016). Eyes-Closed Dance Training for Improving Balance of Dancers. IADMS Bulletin for Dancers and Teachers, 6(2): 13-15.

Hutt, K. (2014). Muscle Imbalance. Dance UK Information Sheet. Available at: https://www.danceuk.org/shop/information-sheets/ 

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