David Leventhal

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Program Director, Mark Morris Dance Group
Speaker

David Leventhal is a founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, a collaborative program of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 100 communities in 12 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2013 Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award from the Parkinson's Unity Walk. He has chapters about the program in two recently published books: Moving Ideas: Multimodal Learning in Communities and Schools (Peter Lang), and Creating Dance: A Traveler's Guide (Hampton Press). Leventhal is in demand as a speaker at international conferences and symposia, and has spoken about the intersection of dance, Parkinson's and health at the University of Michigan, Rutgers, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Brown University, Columbia University, Georgetown, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Li├Ęge (Belgium), among others. As a dancer, he performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997-2011, appearing in principal roles in some Mark Morris' most enduring works. He received a 2010 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for his performing career with Mark Morris.

Expertise: 
Health and Wellness