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Kendall Alway

Owner of SFPAPT

Kendall Alway PT, DPT is a former professional dancer with over 20 years of ballet training and 21 years of experience as a dance physical therapist.  In 2013 she founded SF Performing Arts PT in San Francisco, CA and in 2021, launched Pointe Safe, a continuing education program for ballet teachers. She is the former director of the ODC Healthy Dancers' Clinic and is on clinical faculty for the University of California San Francisco, Samuel Merritt University, and Rocky Mountain University. She has presented at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), Harvard University’s Spaulding Rehab Hospital, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). Other credits include work with the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancers’ Health and previous instruction in Dance Medicine electives for the UCSF PT Department. Kendall has had the honor and privilege of treating dancers from most of the major dance companies in San Francisco and is on contract with San Francisco Ballet, Lines Ballet and Sean Dorsey Dance (among other local companies). Her practice welcomes students, professionals, and individuals of all ages (including non-dancers).


Ariell Gross


Ariell Gross, PT, DPT, PPSC has over 15 years of dance experience including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, and belly dance. Ariell is a Bay Area native, she attended UC Santa Cruz for her undergraduate education, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2021. Ariell has trained with leading physical therapists from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and she is a Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist (PPSC). She has experience providing physical therapy services to professional, recreational, and adolescent dancers, and prior to becoming a physical therapist, she taught barre and indoor cycling fitness classes. Ariell is proud to offer up-to-date, evidence-based treatment methods while also working in partnership with each patient to create an individualized and successful plan of care. She understands the importance of making movement functional for every individual’s goals, regardless of where they are at in their life.


Erin Yen

Clinic Administrator

Erin Yen is the Clinic Administrator for SF Performing Arts Physical Therapy. She is a freelance professional dancer and choreographer currently residing in the Bay Area. She is the founder of Dragons Dance and has performed for individuals and dance companies across the country. Erin holds a BFA with Distinction in Dance from the Ohio State University. She is fluent in Laban Movement Analysis, and she was the first to Labanotate work from acclaimed choreographer Doug Varone. She is thrilled to be serving dancers and movers of all kinds through San Francisco Performing Arts Physical Therapy.


Juliet Paramor

Marketing Director,

Pointe Safe Coordinator

Juliet Paramor is our Digital Marketing and Web Designer, as well as the coordinator for our Pointe Safe programming. Juliet has been working with Kendall since she graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2016 with a major in Human Biology and minor in Dance. Juliet’s work in web design and digital marketing is featured across dance companies and prominent dance festivals in the Bay Area. She is also a dance + performance artist and teacher. 

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