“Linda Hamilton is the leading psychologist for dancers in the country if not the world. She has helped countless dancers cope effectively with their personal and professional stresses through her direct contact with them, her books, her monthly magazine columns, etc. I was honored to include her on my 2014 APA Presidential Advisory Committee on the Integration of Arts and Psychology.”
Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D., Past-President of The American Psychological Association

“The Dutch Performing Arts Medical Association (NVDMG) was privileged to have Dr. Linda Hamilton be a keynote speaker at its 10th Anniversary in The Netherlands. Her rare quality to understand and respect the passion of performers as a former dancer, combined with her excellent psychological and scientific work, give her unique expertise in helping musicians, dancers and other performers.”
A.B.M.(Boni) Rietveld, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and President of NVDMG

“Dr. Hamilton has been a pioneer in the emerging field of performance psychology. As a former dancer, a researcher, and a clinical and performance psychologist, she is perfectly positioned to understand the full range and complexity of the performing world. It has been my great good fortune to present with her at a number of conferences over the years. Dr. Hamilton is my “go to” person concerning matters of the psychology of dance, and ballet in particular.”
Kate F. Hays, Ph.D., Past-President of the Division of Exercise & Sport Psychology in the American Psychological Association

“As part of the wellness team for the New York City Ballet (NYCB), Dr. Linda Hamilton is an invaluable resource for our dancers. Her advice on strategies to reduce stress, both mental and physical, has made it possible for many to avoid injuries. Dr. Hamilton’s book Advice for Dancers has helped members in the dance community of all ages and she continues to be an inspiration to dancers transitioning into a new career.”
Marika Molnar, PT, Director of Physical Therapy, NYCB

“For the past five years I have made Linda Hamilton’s book The Dancer’s Way: The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body & Nutrition a required text for my course at Pace University. She highlights the topics I cover in my class on Body Awareness and Wellness for Today’s Dancer, including cross-training, proper nutrition, weight control and stress management. I’ve also invited Linda to speak to our students. Each semester, the dancers walk away with a better understanding of how to care for their bodies and are more prepared to have long, healthy professional careers in dance. I find her insightful, approachable and informative.”
Stephanie Torbik Fjalestad, BS, Adjunct Faculty, Pace University

“Dr. Linda Hamilton provides The Ailey School with comprehensive guidance and advice for students-in-need. Her weekly workshops on occupational stress offer a confidential arena for them to discuss common challenges–whether personal or professional. She is an invaluable asset to our program as our wellness consultant.”
Tracy Inman, Co-Director, The Ailey School

“I regularly collaborate with Dr. Linda Hamilton as her dietician, due to our joint specialties in eating disorders and weight management. Our shared patients include both performers and athletes. Dr. Hamilton has a talent for recognizing the unique strengths of her clients, successfully adjusting her treatment approach to meet their differing needs. She is a dedicated and insightful professional and a wonderful colleague.”
Laura Pumillo, CEDRD, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietician

“Thank you for your wonderful lecture video, Managing Stress in Dance, and for all of the wonderful work you do with our current and future generation of dancers.”
Catherine Horta-Hayden, MFA, President of CORPS de Ballet -International, Inc.