Janet Karin OAM
A former Principal Dancer of the Australian Ballet, Janet Karin established her teaching career in Canberra, devising her own teaching system and training many outstanding dancers, choreographers and teachers. She developed dance studies courses for the Australian National University and for the ACT Department of Education. Ms Karin has received several awards including the Medal of the Order of Australia and the 2014 Australian Dance Award for Services to Dance Education.
Ms Karin has worked extensively within the area of cultural development and has designed and facilitated a range of national and international courses, conferences and workshops. She was Chair of the host consortium (Australian Ballet School, Ausdance and Australian Sports Commission) that presented the 2007 International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) conference in Australia. After chairing the IADMS Education Committee and serving on the Board of Directors, Ms Karin was elected IADMS President in 2013.
As Kinetic Educator at the Australian Ballet School, Ms Karin focuses on the application of neuroscience principles to elite ballet training. She has a strong interest in research and has undertaken research studies with several Australian and overseas universities. In 2014, Ms Karin was appointed a Clinical Fellow of Australian Catholic University.