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Artist Healthcare Support

Professional care for our artists and employees

Ballet Austin works to solicit and secure healthcare support in a variety of areas for maintaining the physical and mental well-being of its artists and employees. These efforts are led by a chief of medical services, along with an onsite medical officer who supervises the overall care of our artists.

Jeffrey Padalecki, MD

Chief of Medical Services and Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Padalecki is a native Texan who is thrilled to be practicing in the Austin area. Throughout his career, he has participated in the care of athletes of all levels, including many professional sports teams. Dr. Padalecki is a former collegiate athlete who continues to commit himself to staying active. He recently completed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy fellowship at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

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Vanessa Muncrief, PT, DPT, CPT

Onsite Medical Officer and Chief Physical Therapist

Dr. Vanessa Muncrief is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic manual therapy, dance medicine, and yoga and Pilates based rehabilitation. She received her Doctorate and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in New York City and her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Muncrief worked at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York City for 10 years and is a former professional dancer. She has been the treating clinician for Dance Theater of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and many, as well as multiple Broadway shows. She sees patients at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation at the 38th St. Central Park location.

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