The Institute for Dance Medicine "Fit for Dance" is
directed by Dr. Liane Simmel. She studied dance at the State Conservatory
for Music and Theatre in Munich and with Merce Cunningham in New York, among
others. Over 20 years she has been working as dancer and choreographer in theatres
and freelance all over Europe.
Her interest in the way the body functions led
her to study medicine. Today she runs her own practice in Munich as medical doctor specialized in Sports Medicine, Dance Medicine, Osteopathy, Spiraldynamic
She is medical consultant and lecturer for dance medicine
at the Palucca University for Dance Dresden and the ZHdK Zurich and is traveling all over Europe for workshops and lecture in the field of the dancers' health.
Dr. Liane Simmel is adviser founding member of tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e.V., the German Dance Medicine Association and has been leading the organization as her president for over 15 years. As Medical Advicer of the Dance Medicine Organization Monacco she supports dance medicine internationaly. For her pioneering work in dance medicine she was awarded the prize of recognition of the German Dance Prize 2016.
Her books "Dance Medicine in Practice" and “Nutrition for Dancers” have been published in different languages and are bestseller on the dance book market.