Meet Our Team
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BFA, PT, DPT
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, PT, DPT has over 20 years of dance experience including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, and belly dance. She graduated with her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in 2021, and actively trains with leading physical therapists from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). 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. With her backgrounds in dance, fitness, and food service, she understands the importance of making movement functional for every individual’s goals, regardless of where they are at in their life.
Prior to attending PT school, Ariell was the first Office Manager for SF Performing Arts Physical Therapy, and she is so excited to join the team once again in her new role as a Doctor of Physical Therapy! Keep an eye out for her on the schedule as she plans to begin working alongside Kendall part-time in Summer 2023.
Erin Yen is our current Office Manager and PT Aide at SF Performing Arts Physical Therapy. She is a freelance professional dancer and choreographer currently residing in the Bay Area. She 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.
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 on and off 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 artist & teacher and bodyworker.
PT, DPT, MTC, PN-1
Kat is the former Director of Dance Medicine for Miami City Ballet, host of The Dance Docs Podcast, dancer turned endurance athlete and Pilates instructor. For over a decade she has been treating, educating and guiding dancers through a holistic approach to optimize performance and prevent the “fit but unhealthy” athlete. Kat’s strong love for movement paired with manual therapy skills has helped her excel in the treatment of performing artists. She has presented at numerous conferences for IADMS, PAMA, and the APTA, as well as authored papers for DanceUSA and other publications. She is excited to join the therapists at SF Performing Arts Physical Therapy and to help you achieve your goals.