Providence Physical Therapist to Teach Kinesiology for Dancers

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Anne Huffington-Carroll, expert physical therapist and former professional dancer, specializes in dance rehabilitation and persistent pain. She will join Pacific's dance program to teach kinesiology for dancers, both fall 2013 and spring 2014.

Anne Huffington-Carroll will join the faculty in Pacific University's dance program, teaching kinesiology for dancers in the fall and spring semesters of 2013-2014. Huffington-Carroll is an accomplished dancer, experienced teacher and an expert physical therapist specializing in dance rehabilitation. 

Huffington-Carroll began training in contemporary dance and ballet under Loyce Houlton at the Minnesota Dance Theatre when she was 5. She made her professional debut there at 18 in Balanchine's Concerto Barocco. While at the school and company, she also danced in such works as Billy the Kid, Les Patineurs, Rite of Spring and The Nutcracker, in which she played several roles, including the Rat Queen.

She has danced as a member of Arizona Dance Theatre, Ballet Michigan and Oregon Ballet Theatre. As a former member of Actor's Equity, she also performed in Oklahoma! with the Minnesota Opera Company and in 42nd Street and Guys and Dolls with Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. She also was a competitive Highland Dancer for several years.

She has been a member of the faculty of Minnesota Dance Theatre School, Rochester Ballet School, A Dancer's Place, Arizona Dance Theatre School and The Ballet School in Salt Lake City, where she participated in the design of the school syllabus, a conditioning program and anatomy workbooks still in use today.

In 2000, Huffington-Carroll received her master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Utah and began work with Providence Medical in Portland as an outpatient physical therapist. She currently maintains a full-time practice with specialization in dance rehabilitation, persistent pain and manual therapy, and she teaches a general patient education class, "How Pain Works."

She also is a guest teacher at The Portland Ballet and Bodyvox and is on the wellness staff of The Portland Ballet. She provided injury screening to The Portland Ballet Youth Company and school, and she teaches injury prevention and anatomy each year at its Summer Ballet Intensive. In 2012, she also staged "The Blue Boy" from Les Patinuers for the Youth Company as a tribute to Mark Goldweber, the late ballet master for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet and Ballet West.

Posted by Jennifer Camp ( on May 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Edited by Jenni Luckett ( on May 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM

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