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María Jesús Peces-Barba, Ed.D.

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Contemporary and Classic Dance Studies, Victor Ullate's School of Dance (1985-1988).
Ballet Studies, Spanish National Ballet's School of Dance (1982-1985).
Physiotherapy Candidate, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
Ballroom and Latin Dance studies with Tony Escartín dance company.
B. Sc in Physical Therapy, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
Osteopathy studies in OSTEO school, Madrid.
M.A. Performing Arts, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.

Practice Areas

  • Dance
  • Latin Rhythms
  • Classical dance
  • Contemporary and Modern dance
  • Physical therapy for dancers
  • Conditioning for dancers

Research Interests

Adapt Method founder.
Workshops for dance teachers in dance conservatories and dance schools.
Physical therapist specialized in dance injuries in different clinics.
Physical and technical assessment for dancers.

Honors and Awards

Member of Victor Ullate's Dance Company (Contemporary and Classic Ballet) from 1988 to 1991.
Member of Toni Escartin's Dance Company (Latin Rhythms and Ballroom Dance) from 1994 to 2009.
Latin Dance teacher in SLU-Madrid from 1998 to present.