Panel: Surviving the Holiday Season


From surviving the Nutcracker to surviving holiday parties and pastries. How do you enjoy the holidays without feeling like you are sacrificing? How do you deal with injuries when the show must go on?

Join us for an afternoon of conversation that focuses on self-care for the movement artist. Dancers, teachers, directors and choreographers can all benefit from practical, scientific and somatic perspectives and an opportunity to meet a group of dedicated and gifted individuals. Followed by healthy array of appetizers and refreshments.


Sunday, November 15, 2015
1:00-4:00 PM


transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project
200 E. 12th Street
National City, CA 91950



Adrian Bean


Adrian has practiced acupuncture and CranioSacral therapy for 20 years.  He utilizes manual myofascial release and somatic practices to address the specific needs of dancers and promote healing.

Jane Blount

Holistic Health Practitioner Therapeutic Bodywork

Jane Blount, Holistic Health Practitioner, dance artist/educator, bodyworker, and somatics practitioner, holds a certification in Integrative Somatics from IPSB.  She has been providing therapeutic bodywork for over 25 years.


Jeanne Bredestege

Certified Massage Therapist

I have been a Massage Therapist for 22 years. I love to help my fellow dancers keep doing what they live for.

Rachelle Clauson

Body Sustainablity And Longevity Fitness Trainer

Rachelle Clauson is a Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, an AcuBall teacher trainer, a MELT Method Hand and Foot instructor and a nationally board certified massage therapist with a private practice in San Deigo for the past 12 years. Her current passion is empowering people with the knowledge and tools they need to get out of pain and stay out of pain.

Katherine Ewalt

Owner PAARTS Wellness Studio, Dance and Perfroming Arts Rehabiliation Specialist

Katherine Ewalt, MS, ATC, HHP, NCTM is the Owner and Director of Performing Arts and Athletic Restorative Training Specialists (PAARTS) Wellness Studio.   A former modern dancer, violist, and collegiate gymnast, Ms. Ewalt has worked professionally as a clinician in the fields of Sports and Performing Arts Medicine for over 19 years; she has lectured locally, nationally and internationally in Europe and China on performing arts injury prevention and care.

Caryn Ipapo-Glass

Holistic Lifestyle Coach/Professional Dancer

Caryn Ipapo-Glass is a certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, professional dancer and dance educator. After surviving her own health crisis and reclaiming control over her life and career, Caryn specializes in women's health and self-management education for preprofessional and professional dance athletes.

Kevin Rose


San Diego sports chiropractor with special interest in dance injury treatment and rehabilitation. Formerly Clinic Director for Ballet San Jose.

Elizabeth Buffy Swallow

massage therapist/dancer

My experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, performer and massage therapist is dynamic in that all modalities intimately inform one another. I studied Art History and Socio-Cultural Anthropology at UCSD with a focus on performance specific to states of presence and visceral performance qualities.


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