- Circus from the Center Out – Mar 23, 2024 | 10:00am – 11:30am
- The Shoulder in Hanging and Handstand – Mar 23, 2024 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
- Love Your Circus Shoulders – Mar 23, 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm
$60-80/workshop; a $15 discount is available if you sign up for all 3.
MCS is excited to announce a full day of biomechanics-focused workshops taught by Dr. Emily Scherb, “The Circus Doc”!
Dr. Scherb educates circus artists in how to correctly train their bodies to be strong and mobile while limiting injury. She teaches practical workshops that are accessible for recreational and performing artists, provides deeper instruction in intensive trainings, and explores the science of circus-specific movement biomechanics with medical and healthcare professionals.
Each of these workshops is tailored to her audience and their desired outcome: gaining skills and mobility, understanding and correcting form, identifying movement pattern dysfunctions, or getting injured artists back to training.
Three workshops will be offered at MCS on March 23rd:
- Circus from the Center Out
- The Shoulder in Hanging and Handstand
- Love Your Circus Shoulders
Please follow the link to get detailed information about each workshop, and to register: The Circus Doc Workshops at MCS
About the Instructor
Dr. Emily Scherb is a physical therapist with a lifelong passion for understanding human movement.
She’s been a practicing aerialist for almost 30 years and has dangled from balloons, danced in the air, and swung from trapezes. That background inspired her to specialize her practice on circus and aerial artists. She has a proven track record of helping patients who have not seen results with traditional physical therapy due to her unique perspective on how the body works both on the ground and in the air.
As an educator, she travels the world teaching circus artists, instructors, and healthcare professionals about the unique physical demands and challenges of training the body to do incredible feats.
She received her graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Seattle, where she works with professional and pre-professional circus artists. She is the Resident Physical Therapist at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and the Company Physical Therapist for the contemporary circus company Acrobatic Conundrum. Emily is on the board of Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine which helps Seattle performing artists get the healthcare they need.
Her first book, Applied Anatomy of Aerial Artists, was published in August 2018.
Emily is an internationally recognized lecturer and has presented at conferences for organizations including Performing Arts Medicine Association, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, American Circus Educators, and American Physical Therapy Association.