andrea-n-lasner-158Andrea graduated from the University of Hartford with her Masters in Physical Therapy. Prior to receiving her graduate degree she trained and danced with Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and New Jersey Ballet. Andrea currently is a full-time Physical Therapist and director of the Performing Arts Physical Therapy Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She treats a broad cross-section of general Orthopedic diagnoses with a special interest in performing arts medicine with a Pilates-based approach. She has completed extensive education and training leading her to being a certified instructor through Polestar® Pilates with comprehensive emphasis in rehabilitation. Andrea is a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy students and has presented dance medicine research on a national and international level at the American Physical Therapy Association, Performing Arts Medicine Association, CORP de Ballet International and International Association for Dance Medicine & Science annual conferences, which she is an active member. Ms. Lasner is Adjunct Faculty at Towson University in the dance department, teaching coursework in Pilates for Everyone. She coordinates preventive dance screens yearly for all dance majors with the innovative DanceFIT screening tool.  From her experiences and education, she brings knowledge into her dance medicine practice and enjoys helping dancers improve overall health, and gain strength and balance to help them dance for a lifetime as an artist and an athlete.