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Injury Insights with Wild Heart Performing Arts Studio

Title: Injury Insights with Wild Heart Performing Arts Studio

On this episode, Suzana Stankovic is interviewed. ​Suzana Stankovic is a native New Yorker of Serbian descent. She is a professional dancer, choreographer, actor, director, master ballet teacher, owner/director of Wild Heart Performing Arts Studio and founder/director of Wild Beauty Dance Theatre (formerly the Stankovic Ballet Company and debuting soon). Suzana is trained primarily in the Russian (Vaganova) school of classical ballet among other dance styles. She is also formally trained in theatre. She began her dance training at a neighborhood school in her hometown of Astoria, Queens and then went on to pursue professional-track training at the Joffrey Ballet School and Steps on Broadway in New York City where she studied with esteemed Russian and European master teachers. Suzana studied theatre at Hunter College where she received a BS degree in English/secondary education. Suzana has also studied with select master teachers such as John Gould Rubin in New York City, whom she regards as one of her most inspirational teachers. As a performing artist, Suzana is noted for her emotional depth, artistic range and daring. Her credits include principal roles in classical ballets, avante-garde works, independent films, plays and music videos; collaborative principal roles with Tony Award-winners, filmmakers and visual artists; and, fearlessly blazing her own trail as an independent performing artist. Suzana has performed and presented her work at many of New York City's most revered venues and in festivals throughout Europe, receiving industry and critical praise. She continues to relentlessly explore new artistic territory. As a master ballet teacher Suzana guest teaches at studios throughout New York City and the tri-state area. She was on the ballet faculty of Peridance Capezio Center in New York City where she taught adult dancers of all backgrounds until August 2017 when she opened her own studio. Suzana is a sought-after teacher for her signature teaching method. She trains dancers as both athletes and artists, instilling a high standard of technique in her students while guiding them toward bold and authentic performance and self-empowerment. In 2017 Suzana was interviewed by Dance Teacher Magazine about her teaching approach and philosophy. The article appeared in the June issue in print and digital form.

Mission: On Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives (PPP), Dr. Jenna Kantor interviews Physical Therapists who specialize in and love treating performing artists. In this monthly podcast, we aim to help performing artists gain a better understanding of how their body works, how to reduce risk of injury, what Physical Therapy for performing artists entails, and how to maximize performance potential.





Host: Jenna Kantor

Music: Bret Autrey vs. Ella Fitzgerald - Puttin on the Ritz (Irving Berlin & Taco)

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