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Peter Lewton-Brain

MPhil/PhD candidate Dance Science

Area of Work

Dance Performance enhanced through biomechanics, mental imagery and manual therapy using a multi-disciplinary approach.

Biography

Born in London but raised in East Africa and the United States, Peter trained as a dancer at the School of American Ballet in New York City.  After performing with various American companies, he became a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Portugal and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo where he performed the major roles in both the classical and neo classical repertory. He taught the men’s division at the Princesses Grace Dance Academy and still teaches at the International Dance Center Rosella Hightower in Cannes/Mougins. He has additionally taught dance history, anatomy and ballet at the University of Nice.  His studies include a BA from the State University of New York, an MA from the University of Nice in performing arts (Dance), both French and Swiss degrees in osteopathy, certified in Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation (London) and as a Coach by the UK based Culture at Work coaching body. Along with overseeing a dancer’s health clinic in Mougins, he combines his different knowledge basses to enhance dancer’s performance and well-being with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Princesses Grace Dance Academy and the International Dance Center Rosella Hightower.  In 2006 he founded the Association Danse Médecine Recherche (ADMR) in Monte-Carlo. He has worked with the Vienna State Ballet, the National Ballet of Marseille  and is presently working with the  Ballet National du Rhin in France. Since 2005 he has been a Board Member at Large and is now Vice-president elect of the of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). He has spoken internationally on performance enhancement and injury prevention and his articles have been published in Dance Now, Danza & Danza, Dance Magazine, Tanz, the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science and the Journal of Sport Science and Science. His Dance Science research at Trinity Laban is on the influence of mesenteric visceral fascia on movement in dancers. 

Supervisors

Prof Emma Redding
Dr Annabelle Couillandre (University of Paris Ouest)