Tony Geeves worked overseas for 25 years as a professional dancer and has taught extensively since 1974 at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.Since his retirement from full-time dancing in 1982, Tony has obtained a Certificate in Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Physiology, a Teaching Diploma and an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy at New York University. Tony has lectured and given workshops at universities in Oslo, Stockholm and New York, and addressed the 4th Dance Medicine Congress in Finland and the Healthier Dancer Conference in the UK. He lectured in dance at the Queensland University of Technology and received an Australian Dance Award for Services to Dance in 1997. Since 2005 Tony has been Director of Pilates & Physio on Collingwood in Brisbane, and he also supervises Masters students for the Brisbane branch of the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT).
Safe Dance reports volumes 1, 2 and 3 contain research into the areas of injury prevention and management, body therapies, rehearsal and management practices.
The second Safe Dance report presents research into adolescent health issues during intensive dance training.
This project was the first of its kind undertaken in Australia. The report is supported by statistics and extensive consultation with dance and health professionals.