- Primary Focus: Research
- E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: hettyking.com
- Location: Brooklyn, NY USA
Brief description of Current Primary Focus:
I am a Doctoral student in the EdD Dance Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. My interests are in somatic practices as applied to dance education for early childhood. I am also one of the first 8 students certified by the late Nancy Topf and am actively working to preserve her work which is in direct lineage of Mabel Todd. I am currently in training with Susan Bauer to be certified as an Embodiment in Education teacher.
Education and Certifications:
BFA, MFA, MA, EdD (in progress), RYT200, RSDE with ISMETA and certified in Topf Technique®
Learning Experiences Related to Mabel Todd’s Educational Legacy:
As stated above I was a student of Nancy Topf who was a student of Barbara Clark who was a student of Mabel Todd.
Professional activities, publications, areas of research, or personal inquiry related to the goals of TBI:
I followed my career as a professional dancer with a life in dance education—primarily PreK-12. I have presented many times at NDEO (National Dance Education Organization), been published in CQ (Contact Quarterly) and the Dance Education in Practice Journal through JODE (Journal of Dance Education).
Projects and interest areas for Exchange:
I am in the first year of my Doctoral studies with interests in Somatic Practices and Early Childhood Dance Education. I am currently editing the posthumous manuscript of Nancy Topf for publication by the University Press of Florida.