“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.
Very helpful book. Helped me understand my injuries and how to prevent them happening again through strengthening techniques. Love it!Published 1 month ago by Leigh Cairns
An asset to all dance teachers. Vital aide for ballet training & technique.Published 2 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 2 months ago by Anna Watts
Clear understanding of which muscles are being used on the different positions of dance. Every dancer should have this book to assist with any lagging areas or areas of concern... Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Berrouet
This book is every dancer's must-have guide to movement and to safely negotiating his or her body's abilities and current capabilities. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lee
I was thrilled to find an illustrated book on, specifically, classically trained dancers. There are so many fitness/ weight lifting/ running , etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Blatantly told...
Great Book LOVED every minute of reading this Excellent for Ballet Lovers.... inspiring from the first page. Have fun reading it.Published 6 months ago by Jacqui Haas
I've been using this book to help fine tune my dancing. Just weeks into it I can feel the difference in my muscles and in my core. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer