Gaby Allard
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Gaby Allard was educated at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. For 15 years she was contracted as dancer with Dance Works Rotterdam, a repertory company in contemporary dance. In the final years of her dancing she developed her teaching skills and became artistic assistant / rehearsal director.In the four years prior to her work at ArtEZ she worked at Codarts Dance Academy. Besides coordinating the Bachelors and Master program in choreography she developed a complete health program for the school and did research on injurybehaviour of dance students as well as periodising /tapering in dance. This as a continuation of her work and research for the company Dance Works with NOC*NSF on Load and overload which have led to publication. Allard is chairman of the Dutch Health Care Foundation and active within the Rotterdam Art Council as adviser. In 2002 she was awarded the ‘Prijs der verdienste’ from the Dansersfonds 79 for her overall contribution to the dance in The Netherlands.