|Board of Directors|
Board of Directors 2019-2021
Peter Lewton-Brain, DO, MA
Born in London but raised in East Africa and the United States, Peter trained as a dancer at the School of American Ballet and with Margaret Craske 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 preformed 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 École Supérieure de Danse Cannes, Rosella Hightower. He has additionally taught dance history, anatomy and ballet at the European-Institute of Technology and the University of Nice. His studies include a BA from the State University of New York, an MA from the University of Nice, both French and Swiss Degrees in Osteopathy (DO) and training in Pilates Rehabilitation. Along with a private practice in Monaco, working closely with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, he is the resident osteopath at the Princesses Grace Dance Academy. In 2006 he founded the Association Danse Médecine Recherche (ADMR) in Monte-Carlo and in 2010 the association Dance Environment Santé in France that has created a Dancer’s Health Clinic that serves the region from Marseille to Cannes. Speaking Italian, French, Portuguese and English his articles have been published in Dance Now, Danza & Danza, Dance Magazine, Tanz, the JDMS and the JSSM. He has served five terms as a Member-at-large of the Board of Directors of IADMS. He was the newsletter editor from 2009-2014, resuming this position in 2016.
Vice-President / President-Elect
Nancy Kadel, MD
Nancy Kadel is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction. Her academic interest and passion is the care of dancers. She studied dance and science at Sarah Lawrence College, USA, was a scholarship student at Jacob’s Pillow, and performed with several dance companies. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, fulfilled her residency training in Boston at the Harvard Orthopaedic program, and completed a Foot and Ankle fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital. She has taught ballet and modern dance classes, and she has choreographed several works.
In San Francisco, Nancy served as Medical Director of the Healthy Dancers’ Clinic, a free injury prevention and screening clinic for dancers housed in the ODC Dance Commons. In Seattle, she volunteers at the SeaPAM Performing Arts monthly clinic. She has lectured internationally on dance injury prevention and published original research on stress fractures, surgical techniques, and dance biomechanics.
As an IADMS member since 2003, Nancy has attended most of the Annual Meetings, and she has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. She worked to get continuing medical education/CEU accreditation for the Birmingham and Washington, DC meetings. She is currently Co-Chair of the Dance/USA Task Force, and she serves on the Dance/USA Executive Board of Trustees. Nancy sits on the Board of Directors for the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA), and she has recently completed her term as President of PAMA from 2014–2016.
Peter E. Lavine, MD
Peter E. Lavine, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Washington DC Metro area, specializing in sports & performing arts medicine, general orthopaedic surgery, trauma, and adult reconstructive surgery. His practice includes professional and pre-professional dancers & performers.
Dr. Lavine has served as Orthopaedic Surgery consultant for the Kirov School of Ballet, Washington Ballet Medical Alliance & School, Cirque du Soliel, as well as, world renown professional dance & ballet companies performing at Kennedy Center, National and Warner Theaters.
Dr. Lavine has been active in IADMS serving as a Member at Large and on the Editorial Board of Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. Dr. Lavine has been a contributor to the Performing Arts Medicine Association and a regular IADMS meeting contributor. Dr Lavine has numerous leadership & media positions as Chairman & President - Medical Society of Washington, DC, and AMA Delegate & AMA Council Member.
Dr. Lavine did his undergraduate at Washington University, medical training & orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, and AO Fellowship with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Switzerland.
Gayanne Grossman, PT, EdM
Gayanne holds a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah where she graduated with honors and Phi Kappa Phi. She holds an Ed.M. in Dance Education from Temple University. Gayanne is the Director of Dance Wellness, the resident physical therapist, and an instructor of anatomy, kinesiology, and conditioning for dancers at Muhlenberg College in the Department of Theatre and Dance and a physical therapist for the Lehigh Valley Health Network Performing Arts Wellness Program.
She is the author of the book Dance Science: Anatomy, Movement Analysis, and Conditioning. She has published peer reviewed research with a focus on validating turnout measurement techniques. She wrote the monograph on the dancer’s hip for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has lectured, given scientific presentations, grand rounds, movement based workshops internationally. Gayanne is the recipient of a Presidential Award for the keynote speech at the National Dance Association’s (NDA) 2012 annual conference. She was awarded Fellow status by IADMS. Gayanne is serving IADMS on the Board of Directors and as Editor-in-Chief of the IADMS Bulletin for Dancers and Teachers. She serves the Performing Arts Medicine Association as a Research Committee member.
Her past professional experience includes: serving the APTA Performing Arts Special Interest Group on the Board of Directors and as a content expert for the Performing Arts Practice Analysis, providing physical therapy services for the Pennsylvania Ballet, the University of Utah Departments of Ballet and Modern Dance, Temple University Department of Dance, and the Princeton Ballet School. Her teaching experience includes modern dance technique for the University of Utah–Department of Continuing Education.
Directors-at-Large (Professional Members)
Kathleen Davenport, MD
Kathleen Davenport has been an IADMS member since 2001. As a Physiatrist and Sports Medicine Physician, she has worked toward dancer wellness as Company Physician for Miami City Ballet and in treating studio dancers, university dance students, and professional dancers of all backgrounds.
As the Secretary for the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health, she values collaboration across disciplines and mutual respect across professions. She served as the Co-Chair of the Colloquium on the Clinical Care of Dancers at IADMS 2015, working across disciplines to explore best practices for dancer wellness as well as lecture formats for IADMS members.
Kathleen has been on research protocols since high school and won the Resident Research Award at the University of Washington. As an active dancer and member in her local community, she has worked to found and grow community organizations.
Jennifer Deckert, MFA