Judith Sachs, Joyful Dancer
The daughter and granddaughter of physicians, Judith was probably destined to work in preventive health care. But as the child of an actress, she had to dance about it. Her early years included training with Deborah Jowitt, Alvin Ailey, Arthur Mitchell and Carola Goya and Matteo. In addition, she is a
25-year practitioner of Yang style tai chi chuan.
In 2011, she trained with David Leventhal, director of the Dance for Parkinsons program of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and has been teaching in Philadelphia for the past 3 years. She uses this class structure in her own ANYONE CAN DANCE program, designed for older adults and those in wheelchairs and walkers. In addition, she teaches a Dance for Dementia class at an Alzheimer’s facility in Moorestown, NJ. Judith is a member of the Lifetime Arts Teaching Artist Roster.
Over the decades, she has combined her dramatic flare with medical knowledge to
• Write books with doctors and websites (including www.move2answers.com about Parkinsons Disease) with pharma execs
• Learn martial arts and translate tai chi chuan for seniors and those with chronic illnesses
• Teach SilverSneakers (exercise for a senior population) for the past 6 years in Philadelphia
She hopes to be dancing and teaching at 90!