If you are a high-performing female dancer, you know it is psychologically and physically demanding. If you are looking to find the best training experience and improve your well-being, this course is for you. We bring the latest professional-level training and medical performance strategies together in one place for you to use as you train.
There is a better way to stay healthy and ready to perform.
This course is endorsed by:
- Dancer Behaviors (Behaviours) (6:16)
- Warning Signs (RED-S) (7:33)
- Quiz on Training, Nutrition and Recovery Strategies
- Interview: A Dancer's Perspective - Ellen Boner - Professional Irish Dancer (15:37)
- Interview: A Principal's Perspective - Jessica Ward - Principal at Elmhurst Ballet School (16:01)
- Interview: A Doctor's Perspective - Dr. Stephanie Potreck (19:21)
Dr. Nicky Keay BA, MA(Cantab), MB BChir, MRCP is a dance and sport endocrinologist with 20 years of extensive clinical and research experience working with professional ballet dancers and elite athletes.
Nicky is currently working to monitor female athlete menstrual cycles through athlete health management systems to reduce female athletes’ injury risk. She is a published author of numerous scientific articles, provides regular reviews for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and is a go-to expert when it comes to the risks of energy deficiency in sports and the female athlete.
Nicky received her medical training at Cambridge University and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). She was nominated as a top healthcare professional for dancers by the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science in August 2018.
Her published medical research includes the effects of training and nutrition on the endocrine system and body composition and bone mineral density. She has received medical scholarships for her Sport/Dance and Exercise Medicine research which has been utilized by Sports Medicine Centers and Universities around the world.
She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University, a Member of the British Association Sport and Exercise Medicine and the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science