Blake Martin
Course Director

Somatic Education

BFA, MA, PhD Kinesiology (York University); Neuroscience Graduate Diploma

Blake Martin holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience from York University, B.F.A. and M.A. degrees in dance, and a bachelor of education. His doctoral research was in neural mechanisms of attention when trying to perform more than one movement at a time. Blake has danced with choreographers Allen Kaeja, Tom Stroud, Holly Small and Richard Haisma, and is a founding board member of the Pulse Ontario Youth Dance Conference, a province wide initiative uniting secondary  dance educators and students with professional dance artists.

Blake teaches in York University’s Dance Science Diploma program, as well as speaking provincially, nationally and internationally on issues related to yoga and the brain, arts and the brain, anatomy, and classroom management.  He is a respected teacher in Traditional Thai Massage, a long distance runner, and a martial artist for more 30 years. If it moves and thinks, he likes it.

Areas of Research and Academic Specialty: Dance and the body, Dance Education