Trinity Laban’s Head of Dance Science receives IADMS Dance Educator Award 2017

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban, was awarded the Dance Educator Award 2017 at the 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).

The award recognises her crucial role in developing dance science as a recognised field of study, through her research and international teaching. Trinity Laban was the first institution in the world to offer an MSc in Dance Science in 2001, and an MFA in Dance Science in 2016.

On accepting the award, Emma commented –

“I’m completely honoured. When my colleagues and I wrote the first Master’s Degree in Dance Science in 2000 we had no idea how much it was going to grow as an area of study in higher tertiary education and it’s really amazing to see. I’m really passionate about this field.”

At this year’s conference, held in Houston, Texas from 12 – 15 October, Emma presented a collaborative three-year research project on creativity and mental imagery, as well as lead workshops and moderating and was joined by 13 Trinity Laban staff, students, and alumni who presented on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Injury occurrence, rehabilitation, and prevention
  • Researching creativity
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • New conditioning methodologies
  • UK Vocational Training
  • Pathways to careers in dance medicine and science

For more information about Trinity Laban’s ground-breaking Dance Science programmes – including our new MFA – please visit the Trinity Laban website.

To learn more about the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science visit the IADMS website.