Can Dancers Take Mental Health Days?

Catherine speaks to the value of prioritizing a dancer’s emotional well-being.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Catherine describes how stress and anxiety impact performance and provides tools for managing stress as a dancer.

#DancersToo: Is The Dance World Ready to Address Sexual Harassment?

Catherine informs a discussion about sexual harassment in the dance industry.

Six things you should do if you get fired

Catherine offers practical steps a dancer can take in response to the loss of a contract.

What is the Actors Fund and how can it help you?

Catherine talks to Dance Informa about her work with injured dancers and the importance of social support in the management of dance injuries.

Publications & Presentations

Drury, C. (in press). A psychosocial approach to supporting injured dancers. Journal of Social Work with Groups, 42.

Rowan, M., & Drury, C. (October, 2018). Dialectical behavior therapy for athletes. Paper presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

Invited Speaker, Understanding Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Dance Community, Dance/NYC Symposium, New York, NY. February 25, 2018.

Calhoun, C., & Oransky, M. (April, 2015). Integrating mental health care for at-risk adolescents into a primary care setting. Paper presented at the National Association of Social Workers New York City Conference, New York, NY.

Invited Speaker, Integrating Mental Health Care for At-Risk Adolescents into a Primary Care Setting, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Conference, New York, NY. April 15, 2015.