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DR ROBERT TSAI | PT, DPT
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Rob received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2018 and is currently practicing in Anaheim, CA.
Rob began breakin’ in high school, and continued his movement exploration at Chapman University as an undergraduate. Rob spent 8 years auditioning and working in Los Angeles, represented by Movement Talent Agency and Bloc. As an educator, witnessing the positive effect of movement on students inspired Rob to pursue a second career in physical therapy.
Rob is a firm believer in elevating the independence, self awareness, and knowledge of health and wellness for dancers and has presented research and co-taught movement sessions alongside Dr Van Ramshorst at conferences for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and Performing Arts Medicine Association.
DR CHAD VAN RAMSHORST | PT, DPT
Chad is a practicing Physical Therapist in Southern California who graduated from Chapman University’s Doctoral program.
He started his training at the Orange County High School of the Arts in the Commercial dance department where he was represented by Clear Talent Agency as he pursued commercial work in Los Angeles. He continued his dance education at Chapman University where he received his BFA in Dance Performance. Post graduation, he moved to New York dancing professionally for several modern and contemporary dance companies.
Dr. Van Ramshorst continues to remain active in the dance community as an instructor, choreographer, performer, and physical therapist who promotes injury prevention, performance enhancement, and overall wellness.
Additionally, Dr. Van Ramshorst is also a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor with Dance Specialization.
KRYSTAL MATSUYAMA | BFA, MFA
Krystal is a freelance movement artist from Southern California. She graduated from UC Irvine with a BFA in Dance Performance and minor in Digital Arts, and recently returned to complete her MFA.
At UCI, she worked closely with Donald McKayle (Etude Ensemble), then choreographer-in-residence Douglas Becker, and Jodie Gates. Krystal has performed with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Entity Contemporary Dance, BARE Dance Company and worked commercially in LA and NY under MSA Agency
As a movement instructor, Krystal has a love for cultivating awareness within the individual, and witnessing the process of one’s discovery of their unique value. As a collaborator with DancePrehab, she hopes to continue to foster the conversation between dancers, dance educators, and dance science.
Currently she works with Peter Chu and his company chuthis. as a dancer and faculty member for the company’s intensives.
DR. ERIN BOND | BFA, PT, DPT
Erin received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University.
Erin began dancing in her hometown of Las Vegas, NV with the Nevada Ballet Theatre where she apprenticed with the company for 2 years. She also attended the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts where she expanded her love of dance and movement in all genres and techniques.
After moving to California to pursue a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University, Erin performed with various contemporary and modern companies in the greater LA/OC area, as well as becoming a dance instructor and educator.
Erin continues to use dance not only for her own training and enjoyment, but also as an excellent training tool for all clients and patients looking to improve their movement and achieve their performance goals.