Department Chair

  • Denise Massman, MFA
    Associate Professor of Creative Arts
    Foy Hall 305
    (518) 786-5054
    dmassman@siena.edu

Sarah DiPasquale

 

Sarah DiPasquale, Lecturer in Creative Arts (Dance), PT, DPT
sdipasquale@siena.edu

 

Sarah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School and a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Syracuse University.  She trained at the Boston Conservatory with both a ballet and modern concentration and danced professionally with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company for 5 seasons. Sarah’s performance career ended early secondary to injury and she is now passionate about educating dancers on injury prevention and producing scholarly research on dance injuries.  She now practices physical therapy, specializing in rehabilitation from dance injuries. Sarah has taught ballet and modern technique throughout upstate New York at Skidmore College, Syracuse University, The National Museum of Dance, among others.  Her research entitled ‘The relationship between core stability, fatigue, and lower extremity injuries in female college-age contemporary dancers’ was recently published as a part of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) 2013 conference.