PhD, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Marshall Hagins has been the physical therapist for the Mark Morris Dance Group for over 25 years. He attended North Carolina School for the Arts as a ballet major before moving to New York where he danced both on and off-Broadway (A Chorus Line, Mame, Oklahoma, etc.). Leaving dance, he got his BS in physical therapy, and a masters and PhD in Biomechanics and Ergonomics from New York University and a second doctorate from from the University of St. Augustine in manual physical therapy. Dr. Hagins is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Long Island University having taught there for 20 years. He is a Senior Clinical Research Associate at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in Manhattan and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Hagins has worked with members of the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, among others and toured internationally as with the White Oak Dance Project led by Mikhail Baryshnikov. He has published over 35 papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas of Dance Medicine, Sports Injuries, Ergonomics, and Alternative Medicine (yoga). His current research focuses on the effect of yoga on children in school settings.