Pamela Quinn

PD Movement Lab founding teacher and lead teaching artist

Pamela Quinn is a professional dancer who has had Parkinson’s disease for more than twenty years. Her personal experience of PD combined with her keen knowledge of the body derived from dance training gives her a unique position from which to analyze patients’ physical functioning and to imagine creative solutions to the problems posed by PD. Using a combination of cuing systems, music, dance, athletic drills, imagery and physical strategies, she gives people concrete tools to improve mobility. She had presented her work at numerous World Parkinson Congresses, neurological conferences and Universities at both home and abroad. She teaches regularly for the Manhattan JCC and her own class, PD Moves with Pam Quinn at the Mark Morris space. She is a frequent collaborator with David Leventhal, is known for her original videos, and thinks of herself as a PD coach. To learn more, visit