Sean P. Gallagher, BFA, PT, CFT, CPT

Sean is a graduate of Temple University where he received his BFA in Dance and BS in Physical Therapy at the same time. He was also a student Athletic Trainer scholarship recipient for 3 years while at Temple. In 2021 Sean gaduated from  Bridgport University with a masters degree in Nutrition.

Sean was awarded the Alumni Fellow Award in 2008 from Temple Universities School of Allied Health for his many accomplishments in the field of Dance Medicine and Physical Therapy.

Sean continues to progress his understanding of the body through training in may other forms of therapy with the goal to provide the performer with the best care. Mr. Gallagher was a modern dancer for 10 years. He is a licensed physical therapist in 2 states and has been a leading practitioner in dance physical therapy world for over 37 years..

He is the owner of The New York Pilates Studio<sup that is the continuation of Joe Pilates original studio business (he is the 5 owner since Mr. Pilates passed in 1967). Using the Sean Gallagher's Pilates Archives® he developed the first professional Pilates teacher training certification along with Romana Kyrsanowska that has been used around the world and is considered the gold standard that all others are based on. He has also instrumental in integrating Joe's Contrology into physical therapy since 1990. Sean has lectured in Pilates all over the world for the past 25 years including Brazil, Australia, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, Korea, Canada, Mexico, Philippines and Spain as well as all over the USA.

Sean is also the owner of the property that was once Joesph Pilates in Becket MA. where the recently rebuilt Pilates Museum/Studio is now open. The next Pilates historical project on the property will be rebuilding Joe and Clara's guest bungalow. This effort to preserve the Pilates legacy and restore Joe's dream of a training center in the Berkshires for teachers from all over the wold to come and learn his work is happening. 

Mr. Gallagher is also a Feldenkrais practitioner and has studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and acupuncture in Korea and Vietnam(where he received acupuncture certification) as well as in the United States and has studied massage in Thailand and the Philippines. He started and developed the physical therapy programs at The Juilliard School, S.U.N.Y Purchase, The Miller Institute for Performing Artists, The Pennsylvania Ballet as well as being the first PT to work with Modern Dance Companies (Paul Taylor, David Parsons and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Broadway shows and was the founder and first president of the performing arts special interest group of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

As founder and director of Performing Arts Physical Therapy, Mr. Gallagher has provided Physical Therapy care at over 185 Broadway shows including these current and recently closed Broadway productions -  The Play That Goes Wrong, Phantom of the Opera, A Dolls House, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and Mr. Gallagher has provided his vocal wellness to Karen Olivo of Moulin Rouge, Batina Miller of Pippin, Tony, winner Nina Arianda of Venus in Fur, and Doug Hodges in LaCage.

With over 35 years of dance, physical therapy and The Pilates Source® experience Mr. Gallagher has developed the most comprehensive injury prevention and self care program available to performers today. 

He has completed work towards his doctorate in physical therapy as well over three years of courses at The Canadian College of Osteopathy. Mr. Gallagher has been an adjunct professor for anatomy and pilates at the New School University. At Marymount Manhattan College he developed and taught a Somatics for the dance science program as well as taught anatomy to the dance students and has been the gross anatomy professor at NYU's Doctoral Physical Therapy program. He is a New York State certified peace officer and fire policeman and volunteers in his local fire department .