KDiehl Danceworks


Emerging Pathways Within Somatic Movement and Dance Education

NDEO special topic conference in partnership with ISMETA

June 21-23, 2019

Presentation: "Somatic Ballet: Developing Awareness of Self, Other, and Community"

Gibney Dance, New York, NY

ISU Wellness Symposium

May 2019

Presentation: "Movement Based Self-Care"

Idaho State University, Counseling Services, Pocatello, ID.

Positive Body Image Symposium

Presentations: "Body Stories--Discovering Connections through Movement, Awareness, and Expression" (2019)

"Body Image and Dancer Wellness" (2018)

Idaho State University, Gender Resource Center, Pocatello, ID

Intermountain Gender and Sexuality Conference

April 2018

Presentation: "No Manifesto--Challenging Expectations Regarding Gender and Dance"

Idaho State University, Department of Communications, Pocatello, ID

Connections, Knowledge, and Leadership: A New Era in Dance Education

NDEO National Conference

October 4-7, 2018

Co-presentation: "Cultivating Empathy to Create Connection"

Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA

Deepening through Dialogue: Effective Methods of Feedback in Dance Education and Beyond

IDEO State Conference

September 15, 2018

Presentation: "Somatic Practices and Technique class"

College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID

Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival

July 11, 2018

Co-Presentation: "Cultivating Empathy to Create Connection"
Hobart William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival 

July 14-17, 2016

Presentation: "Partnering the Space: A journey from inner to outer and back again"

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY


Dance Education in Practice

"Collaborative Discoveries--Trust, Empathy, and Meaning"

Special topics, Volume 6, Issue 2. 2020


NDEO Behind the Curtain Blog

The Possibilities of Somatic Ballet

Published October 10, 2020

Journal of Dance Education

"The Mirror and Ballet Training--Do you know how much the mirror's presence is really affecting you?"

April-June 2016, Volume 15, Number 2.