Bárbara Pessali-Marques

Bárbara Pessali-Marques has a diploma in Arts/Dance at CEFART - Artistic Centre of Palácio das Artes/Clóvis Salgado Foundation (Brazil), Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physical Education at UNI-BH - University Centre of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Training and Master degree in Sports Science at UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and a PhD degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Dance at Manchester Metropolitan University - MMU (UK). Director of the artistic producer company: Multiart Ltd and founder and president of the non-profit Organization for arts and sport: OELO (Brazil). Founder and director of Bastidores- Dance, Research &Training (Brazil), a training center dedicated to dancers' physical conditioning. Developed and patented the “Best Performance and Movement”, a specific training method for dancers and specialized equipment for measuring and training flexibility in dancers. Awarded scholarship for the master's research in Brazil and one of the seven scholarships for the research in the health field by Science without Borders/full doctorate abroad program - CAPES Foundation/Brazilian Government - for her doctorate in England. Member of the Brazil-UK Network responsible for developing the partnership between the United Kingdom and Brazil, conducting collaborative research in the Dance Sciences and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Guest researcher for the research group in Sports Psychology at UEMG Ibirité (Brazil) and in the Group of Conceptions in Contemporary Dance at UFMG (Brazil).


The Effects of a Low Volume Physical Training Program on Functional Movement and Strength in Dancers
Fabrízia de Souza Conceição, Paula de Faria Fernandes Martins, Anna Carolina Souza Marques, Geovana S. Minikovski, Mariana Matos, Bárbara Pessali-Marques. © 2022. 12 pages.
This research aimed to evaluate the effect of 20 low-volume remotely-guided training sessions within the daily life of dancers with different routines who practice different...
Should the Heels Touch the Floor During the Plié in Classical Ballet Jumps
Wanessa Souza, Bárbara Pessali-Marques. © 2022. 8 pages.
This paper aimed to review the literature concerning the correct execution of the plié movement in the performance of different classical dance jumps. Studies about jumping...
Scientific Perspectives and Emerging Developments in Dance and the Performing Arts
Bárbara Pessali-Marques. © 2021. 361 pages.
In the last few years, concerns about dancers’ health and the consequences of physical training have increased considerably. The physical requirements and type of training...
The Menstrual Cycle and the Dance Performance
Bárbara Pessali-Marques. © 2021. 22 pages.
The physiological alterations due to the variation in female hormones' concentrations, oestrogen and progesterone, will allow pregnancy or the period to occur. However, this...
Flexibility: General Training and Specificities for Dancers
Bárbara Pessali-Marques. © 2021. 19 pages.
Activities such as ballet and other dance and rhythmic and artistic gymnastics are often recommended in childhood and adolescence. Among the many required motor capabilities to...
Complementary Training for Dancers: Specificity, Individuality, and Training Methods
Bárbara Pessali-Marques, Mariana Inocêncio Matos, Nefeli Tsiouti. © 2021. 17 pages.
The influence of complementary training on dancers' performance is well stated in the literature. Just the dance practice is insufficient to develop the required physical...