Andrea N. Lasner is a licensed physical therapist and clinical specialist for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists at the Peabody Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Rehabilitation Network Clinic at Green Spring Station. She completed her Bachelors in Health Science and Masters in Science of Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford, eventually pursing a Doctorate in Physical therapy from Arcadia University. Additionally, she has completed extensive Pilates education and training leading her to being a certified teacher through Polestar® Pilates in 2012 and a National Pilates Certified Teacher with comprehensive emphasis in rehabilitation.
Prior to Physical Therapy, Andrea began her dance training in southern California at a young age. Moving to New Jersey in 2000, she attended New Jersey School of Ballet and was part of the Junior Company, mentored by Eleanor D’Antuono and Carolyn Tener Brown. She was then promoted into the New Jersey Ballet Company, under direction of Carolyn Clark and Paul McRae. While with the company, she performed Corps de Ballet roles and Demi-soloist roles in works such as: La Bayedere, Nutcracker, Giselle, Tom Sawyer, Hansel & Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Cinderella, La Esmeralda, and included in an original work Gospel staged by Valentina Kozlova. When she located to Baltimore in 2009, Andrea was offered to be a guest artist dancing at Peabody Institute under the direction of Carol Bartlett performing with Peabody Preparatory and original works choreographed by Meredith Rainey and Constance Dinapoli.
In 2013, Andrea became adjunct faculty at Towson University leading coursework in the Department of Dance where she is the lead instructor of coursework to collegiate undergraduates and coordinates the DanceFIT dance injury screens yearly to all dance majors. She has joined as adjunct faculty in 2020, at the Peabody Conservatory acting as the Clinic Manager for the Clinic for Performing Artists and lead instructor of coursework to music and dance conservatory students. In addition to her clinical and leadership responsibilities, she is the Director of The Johns Hopkins Performing Arts Fellowship, a post-professional education program focused on excellence in clinical care and research for the prevention and rehabilitation of dance related injuries.
Andrea presents annually at state, regional, national, and international conferences, such as the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, American Physical Therapy Association, Maryland Physical Therapy Association, Johns Hopkins Sports Medicine Symposia and CORPS de Ballet International. She frequently supports the dance community by providing educational workshops and injury prevention lectures to pre-professional and professional organizations. She has been co-author on several dance medicine research studies and is a committee member chair for the American Physical Therapy Association, Performing Arts Special Interest Group since 2015.