Irene Dowd is on the dance faculty of the Juilliard School, Movement Research and the Hollins University/ADF MFA program in dance. She has been a regular guest at Canada’s National Ballet School and NYU Tisch School of the Arts for many years. Irene is the recipient of the 2014 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Chair for Distinguished teaching at ADF, and also the recipient of the 2015 John Erskine Faculty Prize at the Juilliard School. Author of Taking Root to Fly, (now in the 10th printing of the 3rd edition), she has maintained a private practice in kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular re-education for 45 years in NYC. Irene has choreographed for Peggy Baker, Margie Gillis and other solo dancers. Her work has been taught in schools and dance companies across the US and Canada