“Jacqui Haas covers all the basics that dancers should know about the incredible instrument that is the human body. Dance Anatomy is well written, informative, and full of creative ways to keep dancers healthy and dancing to their full potential!”
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc
“Dance Anatomy brings to life the relationship between muscle development and dancing. It is a must-read for every dancer.”
Artistic Director and CEO
Jacqui Greene Haas has been the athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Ballet since 1989, is the director of dance medicine academic seminars (www.dancemedicine.net), and is the director of the dance medicine division of Wellington Orthopedics in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she treats dancers in physical therapy, postsurgical rehabilitation, and general conditioning.
A former professional ballet dancer with Boston Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, Tampa Ballet, New Orleans Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet, Jacqui holds a BA in dance from the University of South Florida and an athletic training certificate from the University of Cincinnati. She also has a certificate in Pilates instruction from St. Francis Memorial Hospital dance division in San Francisco and a certificate in Pilates rehabilitation from Polestar Education in Miami, Florida. She has developed injury-prevention programs for numerous dance studios as well as the McGing Irish Dancers, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and the University of Cincinnati dance department.
Jacqui is a frequent presenter, speaking to dancers, instructors, and health care practitioners, including presentations at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association conferences. She has been published in Dance magazine and Advance Rehabilitation magazine.
A phenomenal book for any serious dancers, and anyone who teaches or treats them.
The exercises are great recommendations, the images are very helpful, and the language is easy enough for any non-anatomy person to understand!
This book helped me a lot in identifying the muscles that I need to strengthen and/or stretch, very useful in improving conditioning for dance.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I love it and have shared it with many of my students who also loved it.Published 1 month ago by hma
Great information and pictures. I let my dance students look at it often.Published 2 months ago by Darla Green
This book was a hit with our granddaughter who dances with a professional troupe!Published 3 months ago by Madeline
Very helpful book. Helped me understand my injuries and how to prevent them happening again through strengthening techniques. Love it!Published 8 months ago by Leigh Cairns
An asset to all dance teachers. Vital aide for ballet training & technique.Published 9 months ago by kbubs
As an artist, I wanted to know how the body changes as it dances. I only wish there had been more illustrations.Published 9 months ago by Anna Watts