Blossom Leilani Crawford
Dr Marshall Hagins
Marshall attended North Carolina School for the Arts as a ballet major and danced on and off-Broadway. He got his BS in physical therapy, and a PhD in Biomechanics and Ergonomics from New York University. Dr. Hagins is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Long Island University having taught there for 20 years. He is a Senior Clinical Research Associate at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in Manhattan. Dr. Hagins has worked with members of the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, among others and has been the company physical therapist for Mark Morris Dance Group for 25 years. He has published over 35 papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas of Dance Medicine, Sports Injuries, Ergonomics, and Alternative Medicine (yoga) and has received over one million dollars in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. He has been practicing physical therapy for 28 years and is the owner of Brooklyn Arts Physical Therapy housed within the Mark Morris Dance Center. Dr. Hagins is currently performing research at the Harkness Center biomechanics lab on spinal asymmetries and he is delighted to be working with Blossom to bring some of these ideas to Pilates practitioners who can put them into real world practice.