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About Teresa L Heiland

In her scholarly work, Teresa investigates learning through dance, examining the nature of dance cognition, literacy, teaching and learning, body image, and imagery's affects on dance technique. She has authored articles and chapters about use of motif notation in college choreography courses, effects of Hollywood media pressures on college dance majors, and how dance training is affected by imagery interventions during training.
Teresa serves as a dance faculty member in College of Communication and Fine Arts and has served actively, since 2006, on the Board of the Language of Dance USA organization, which seeks to bring literacy of the motif notation movement alphabet into all realms of dance education. An International Association of Dance Medicine and Science member since 2006 and Media Committee member since 2007, Teresa has made presentations at the last two IADMS Annual Meetings. Prior to being named lead Editor to the international IADMS Newsletter, she served for two years as Associate Editor. She currently serves on the LMU Faculty Senate.


Present Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance


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