Janet Hamburg – Bio
Author/s: Janet Hamburg
Janet Hamburg (1951-2010) was a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, who received the Laban/Bartenieff Institute’s first Laban Award for Creative Achievement by an artist or researcher in 2004. She was a professor of dance and an Associate of the Gerontology Center at the University of Kansas. She was also a Senior Research Associate for the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, has taught in the New Mexico Laban Certification Program and was a guest faculty member in Berlin and New York certification programs.
Her research on Parkinson’s disease resulted in the award-winning exercise DVD/video, Motivating Moves for People with Parkinson’s, co-produced and distributed by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Her work with athletes has been featured on NBC national television and the U.S. Information Agency’s international program Science World. Her research has been published in refereed journals such as Activities, Adaptation and Aging and the Journal of Music Therapy.