Health Center

Our students’ health is an integral part of the educational project at the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower.

The PNSD Rosella Hightower, in partnership with the Dance Medicine Research Association, has created a Dance Health Centre on campus.
Secondary and undergraduate students benefit from a space dedicated to health and somatic techniques.They may schedule appointments with a network of health practitioners specialising in the treatment of dancers, for consultations on-site or in private practice.

Modules dedicated to health education, personalised assessments, and the opportunity to participate in research projects are offered to all students at the PNSD Rosella Hightower, in partnership with the Dance Health Centre.

Peter Lewton-Brain

Born in London, he began his studies in dance and kinesiology in New York, at the School of American Ballet by George Balanchine. He then studied the Cecchetti method under the direction of Margaret Craske in New York. He danced in the USA with the Los Angeles Ballet, the Chicago City Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet, before being engaged as a principal dancer at the National Ballet Company of Portugal, then at the Ballets de Monte Carlo, where he stayed for ten years, performing the leading roles of the repertoire. Meanwhile, he worked as a dance teacher, first as a guest, then as a permanent instructor at the Princess Grace Academy of Ballet in Monte Carlo, as well as the PNSD Rosella Hightower where he has been teaching since 2000.

He holds several degrees in the fields or arts and sciences, including a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts from Université Côte-d’Azur, a diploma in Osteopathy from the Altman Institute in Sophia-Antipolis, a D.O.E from the International Society of Osteopathy in Geneva, and a Doctorate in Dance Science from City University, London, UK.

He is the President of the Dance Medicine research Association in Monaco as well as in France, and has served as the President of the International Association of Dance medicine & Sciences (IADMS). In 2015, he established the Health Centre at PNSD Rosella Hightower, an innovation in the field. Drawing upon his experience as a dancer, osteopath and academic in disseminating knowledge about dance and health, he earned a Doctorate in Applied Biological Sciences from City University, London (United Kingdom) in 2023. He currently leads the Health and Performance Team at Ballets de Monte-Carlo and serves as a scientific advisor for Dance and Health at PNSD Rosella Hightower.

Chloé Saumade

Trained in classical dance at the Jeune Ballet de l’Arc Alpin, she pursued osteopathy and earned a Master’s degree at the International Centre of Osteopathy.

Wishing to add her expertise to her passion – dance -, she has specialised in the therapeutic care of dancers.

As an osteopath, she also supervises the coordination of the Dance Health Centre team, a structure providing health support for dancers within PNSD Rosella Hightower in Cannes-Mougins.

She is the Secretary-General of the Dance Medicine Research Association.

Today, she teaches anatomy and physiology at PNSD Rosella Hightower, as well as health prevention, across all cycles, from the initial cycle through higher DNSP and DE cycles.