Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS is Director of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases. Prior to her current appointment, she headed the Dance Medicine Services for The Joffrey Ballet while serving as Supervisor of Sports Physical Therapy at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital and Instructor of Kinesiology at Columbia University. Dr. Liederbach is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer with a doctorate in biomechanics and ergonomics. Shehas provided backstage therapy for hundreds of dancers, dance companies and Broadway shows and has authored numerous papers and chapters as well as lectured internationally on topics pertaining to the prevention and care of dance injuries. Dr. Liederbach has served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, the National Advisory Committee for the American Physical Therapy Association's Performing Arts Practice Analysis and the DanceUSA Task Force on Dancer Health. She is also an elected Affiliate Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a Founding Member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and Chair of its Standard Measures Consensus Initiative. Prior to her career in Dance Medicine, Dr. Liederbach danced professionally for many years and worked as a choreographer. Her critically acclaimed work has been shown in Europe and throughout the United States. In 2010, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Dance Library of Israel by Broadway sensation, Ben Vereen.