Directory » CHRISTINE BERGERON
247 PEAP
845-5025
Department
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Kinesiology
Education
MFA in Choreography and Performance, Florida State University (1998)
B.A., in Dance, University of Akron (1993)
CHRISTINE BERGERON
Clinical Professor
Resources and Web Sites
Research Interests
Pilates and its effectiveness on dancers
BIOGRAPHY

Christine Bergeron is a Clinical Professor and serves as the Director of Dance. She has a BA in Dance from the University of Akron and graduated from Florida State University with a Master's of Fine Arts degree in Choreography in Performance. Currently she is working towards her PhD in Dance Science from the University of Wolverhampton where she is conducting research on the effectiveness of Pilates on dancers. She is certified in Pilates Mat and and Associate Instructor for the Pilates Apparatus from Physical Mind and Balanced Body. Prior to coming to TAMU she taught as adjunct faculty at Florida State University and taught at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts. She was co-director, choreographer and dancer of Women's Dance Project while living in Tallahassee, Florida. Along with colleague Carisa Armstrong, she was the co-artistic director of the Armstrong/Bergeron Dance Company from 2003-2010. Her choreographic work has been presented in New York, California, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Mexico and Scotland.

COURSES TAUGHT
DCED160. BALLET I
DCED171. MODERN DANCE I
DCED172. MODERN DANCE II
DCED202. DANCE APPRECIATION
DCED203. DANCE PRODUCTION
DCED222. INTRO TO DANCE SCIENCE
DCED301. DANCE HISTORY
DCED303. HEALTH PRACTICES FOR DANCERS
DCED304. CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR CHILDREN
DCED306. DANCE COMPOSITION I
DCED308. SAFE PRACTICES TEACHING DANCE
DCED400. DANCE COMPOSITION II
DCED401. DANCE PEDAGOGY
DCED402. DANCE COMPOSITION III
KINE175. GENDER NEUTRAL PARTNER
KINE 199. PILATES MAT I & II
KINE 199. PILATES AND PROPS
KINE201. PILATES APPARATUS
KINE473. MOVT LAB MODERN DNCE III
KINE482. SEMINAR IN KINESIOLOGY


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Alvarez, A., Armstrong, C., Bergeron, C., Griffin, B., Henderson, K. & Taft, K. DAFT Steady Increase Training vs. Plyometric High Intensity Interval Training on Cardiovascular Levels in Collegiate Dancers. National Dance Society Journal. Fredericksburg, VA. V3: I:1 pg. 31-36.
Armstrong, C., Bergeron, C., Boucher, T. Effectiveness of Pilates Training vs Dance Based Plyometric Training on Dancers' Vertical and Horizontal Jump. National Dance Society Journal. Summer 2018. V. 3; No. 1, pg. 37-44.
Bergeron, C., Greenwood, M., Smith, T., & Wyon, M. Pilates Training for Dancers: A Systematic Review. National Dance Society Journal. V. 2, No. 1. p. 66-77.
Armstrong, C., Bergeron, C., Boucher, T., Hanik, K. & Greenwood, M. (Summer 2016). Effectiveness of Rotator Discs on Functional Turnout of College Ballet Dancers. National Dance Society Journal.
Bergeron, C, Armstrong, C, Boucher, T, Byrne, K and Greenwood, M. Effectiveness of Rotator Discs on Functional Turnout of Collegiate Ballet Dancers. National Dance Society Journal. 2016:1(1), 18-24.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
PHYSIOLOGICAL IMPACT ON PILATES BASED EXERCISES
An EMG study which looks at the abdominal engagement during six Pilates-based exercises.
PHYSIOLOGICAL IMPACT ON PILATES EXERCISES ON THE COREALIGN VS THE TOTAL BODY BOARD
This study looks at the abdominal engagement during Pilates based exercises on the corealign in comparison to equivalent exercises on the total body board.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PILATES MAT CLASSES ON CORE CONTROL AND DANCE PERFORMANCE
This study looks at the effectiveness of Pilates mat class on overall core control in dance performance.

AWARDS
College/University Master Dance Educator of the Year. National Dance Society. (2016)
Honor Award. Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2014)
College Dance Teacher of the Year. Texas Association for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2012)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Co-Finance Chair. National Dance Society (2019-present)
Dance Aesthetics Chair Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2019)
Dance Wellness Chair. Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2013)