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A vibrant agency dedicated to the development and support of health in dance Dance Science Net is an international network of dance educators and researchers who aspire to safeguard the health and enhance the performance of dancers through educational seminars, workshops and consultancy. Their services offer the latest research in the field of sports and dance medicine and science combined with a holistic mind/body approach.

Our qualified staff have years of experience in performing and teaching. We have worked with and for Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, University of Wolverhampton, Università di Cagliari, University UAH in Madrid, APDCM, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), DanceUK and more.

We continuously learn and share knowledge from the scientific research in sports and dance medicine and science, from the holistic traditional Chinese medicine point of view, from the diverse somatic techniques, Yoga, from the direct experience of being dancers ourselves, and from the experience of working with dancers, and understanding their needs. We have a comprehensive and open-minded approach to dance enhancement.


Beatriz Pascual was born and trained in Spain. After graduating at the Real Escuela de Arte Dramatico y Danza de Madrid she danced in various companies in Spain, Belgium and South Africa and as a guest artist in Japan, New York, Europe and the UK. It was during a dance project in New York in 1996 that she first came into contact with GYROTONIC® through its inventor, Juliu Horvath. Beatriz is also a dance teacher and the the founder and artistic director of ARtelier a forum for independent artists. She is a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer giving regular trainings in London and in Spain.

Cheryl Cowan was for two decades a professional dancer in Switzerland with the Geneva Ballet and the Zurich Opera and has taught dance in both Switzerland and England. She is a qualified Feldenkrais practitioner, holds an MSc in Dance Science and has taught at both Birkbeck College and at Laban in London. Cheryl is also a trained remedial sports massage therapist and is a member of the British Complementary Medicine Association.

Emanuela Iacopini, MSc Dance Science, BA Dance, BSc Chemistry, Diploma in Yoga and Bodywork. She presented her research at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) in San Francisco (2004), Singapore (2012), Hong Kong (2016) and at Viljiandi Kultuurakademia in Estonia (2007). She is course leader in dance kinesiology and contemporary dance at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg city. As a choreographer and dancer she creates and performs works for her company, VEDANZA, and she represents Luxembourg on the International Liaison Network of IADMS. She is founder of the Dance Science Net.

Ken Eyerman. Movement therapist formed in dance, psychology, and Awareness Through Movement and as a Feldenkrais practitioner. Founder of the Ken Eyerman School of Bodywork and Movement affiliated to the Institute of Complementary Medicine. Ken has worked as a bodyworker and a teacher at the Esalen Institute in California and at the London Contemporary Dance School as a bodyworker in residence.

Manuela Angioi PhD, I.S.E.F., Diploma in Performance dance studies. Co-founder of Dance Science Net, ballet teacher and sports scientist specialized in anthropometry. Lecturer in theory and methodology of individual sports at the University of Cagliari (Italy), she presented her research at the IADMS annual meetings since 2004 and published her work in the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.

Matthew Wyon PhD, CSCS, senior lecturer in exercise physiology, course leader for the Masters in Dance Science and director of studies for research degrees at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Exercise physiologist for the Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National ballet, he sits on the Medical Advisory Committee of Dance UK and he has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). He is author of numerous publications in the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.

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