Gregory P. Taylor was born in San Francisco, raised in Oregon, and has worked professionally in New York City for almost 30 years. He started as a professional ballet dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and then as a physical therapist specializing in Dance Medicine and Rehabilitation. Gregory first earned his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and then went straight to work as one of the treating therapists for the New York City Ballet company. After 10 years in dance medicine, Gregory returned to school and achieved his doctorate in physical therapy from Utica College, expanding his knowledge base and gaining an interest in academia.
Dr. Taylor continues to work with pre-professional dancers of all genres and holds injury prevention and rehabilitation workshops where the need arises. His journey has included being the therapist for the Pennsylvania Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ballet Frankfurt in Germany, dozens of Broadway shows, and even travelling the country as the therapist for The Lion King musical. His interest in academia led him to be a published researcher while serving as the Director of Physical Therapy and Clinical Instructor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine for many years. There, he gained great satisfaction in educating future doctors on the benefits and importance of prescribing physical therapy for their patients.
Gregory truly loves the profession of physical therapy because of the wide array of patient populations he has seen benefit from what we have to offer. He has given lectures on Fall Risk Reduction and Cultural Diversity in Clinical Settings and has experience in Pilates training for rehabilitation.
Although he hung up his ballet tights many years ago, Gregory has recently taken up salsa dancing and can be found enjoying and supporting dance performances throughout the city. However, the biggest passion of his life is being an integral part of raising his only child. Teaching her piano and ukulele, taking her to see live music, and walking and talking through the park are the things that make Gregory’s heart beat the loudest.