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Book Chapters

Glenna was recently invited to write a chapter on ‘rest and recovery’ for a new book on Dance Wellness produced by the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and to be published by Human Kinetics Press. She will co-author this chapter with her colleague, Dr. Margaret Wilson from Dance, University of Wyoming. Stay tuned!

My chapter, ‘The Alexander Technique and the science of self-regulation’ appears in Alexander Technique in Context, a prestigious book in paperback and electronic form published by HITE, Healthcare Integrated Training and Education, London, UK. The book is a contemporary core text containing articles by international contributors on current issues and thinking in the Alexander Technique as it relates to particular fields.

My chapter ‘Sharing creativity through the mirror neuron system’ is available in Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public LifeEdward Elgar Publisher, 2013

Ongoing Research….Since 2012, Glenna has been investigating how improvisational dance helps people with Parkinson’s improve their balance and generate movement on their own. A study funded by the Translational Science Center at Wake Forest University, featured an improvisational approach to teaching dance, led by professor Christina Soriano (Wake Forest dance program). Neuroscientists, Dr. Paul Laurienti and Dr. Jonathan Burdette, from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center collaborated on  a neuroplasticity study in which fMRI brain scans were recorded from the brain of one participant who had made the most functional gains on balance in the group dance class. Preliminary findings were published in the Journal of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics in 2014 (See Parkinson’s and Dance Research below). Professor Soriano is continuing to take this work forward with other neuroscientists and in other directions (Alzheimer’s) at Wake Forest.  Glenna, Christina Soriano and neuroscientist Dr. Christina Hugenschmidt from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, collaborating in writing up Christina’s improvisational teaching method for an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience.


To download among the sampling of articles below, please click on any one.

For additional articles, contact Glenna.

Alexander Technique Studies & Reflections

Parkinson’s & Dance Research

Complementary Physical Therapy Studies

Dance Science & Somatics

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