Victoria Fauntroy earned a Master of Science in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from George Mason University. As a student, she was named the Outstanding Student in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, winner of the American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Scholar, winner of the Student Excellence Award from the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Athletic Training.
Fauntroy is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer, American Heart Association BLS/Heartsaver Instructor and certified in First Aid/CPR/AED use, and certified in Mental Health First Aid. She serves as a member of the Performing Arts Committee under the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Council on Practice Advancement and Intersectionality Task Force under the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). In addition to serving on committees, Fauntroy enjoys conducting research focused on dance health and health for dance. She currently has eight manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals, one published magazine article, and has participated in over thirty presentations at international, national, regional, and university conferences.
Fauntroy grew up dancing ballet and modern and has a passion for providing high-quality healthcare to dancers. In addition to being the Dance Athletic Trainer, she also serves as the instructor for Dance Kinesiology where she teaches dance students about anatomy and human movement in relation to dance.
Most Recent Publications
Fauntroy V, Stork A, Hansen-Honeycutt JA, Deu R, Klee H, Martin JM, Ambegaonkar JP (In Press). Sleep, dance exposure, and injury risk in collegiate dancers. J Dance Med Sci
Dhokai N, Matto H, Ihara E, Tompkins C, Caswell SV, Cortes N, Davis R, Coogan S, Fauntroy V, Glass E, Lee M, Baraniecki-Zwil G, Ambegoankar JP. Community arts engagement supports perceptions of personal growth in older adults. 2023;66:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2023.101142
Ambegaonkar JP, Matto H, Ihara E, Tompkins C, Caswell SV, Cortes N, Davis R, Coogan S, Fauntroy V, Glass E, Lee J, Baraniecki-Zwil G, & Dhokai N. Dance, music, and social conversation program participation positively affects physical and mental health in community-dwelling older adults: A randomized controlled trial. J Dance Med Sci. 2022;26(4):255-264. https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.121522f
Matto H, Ihara E, Tompkins C, McNeil K, Lopez-Piper A, Ebner M, Dhokai N, Davis R, Cortes N, Caswell SV, Coogan S, Fauntroy V, Ambegaonkar JP. A novel participant-empowered pedagogical approach to engage and retain control group participants in arts-based randomized controlled trials.Fam Soc. 2021;102(4):529-537
Joshi P, Fauntroy V, Coogan S, Ambegaonkar S, Ambegaonkar JP. Physical activity in female adolescent dancers during studio based ballet dance classes: A pilot study. Int J Phys Educ. 2020;57(4):25-35
Sheth S, Fauntroy V, Ambegaonkar JP. (2020). ‘Physical activity in Kathak dance using biosensors: a pilot study.’ Loud Applause;3(2):4-9
Coogan SM, Hansen-Honeycutt JA, Fauntroy V, Ambegaonkar JP. Upper body strength-endurance and power norms in healthy collegiate dancers: A 10-year prospective study. J Strength Cond Res. 2021;35(6):1599-1603. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004016
Fauntroy V, Nolton EC, Ambegaonkar JP. Health-related quality of life outcome measures used in dance: A systematic review. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2020;15(3):333-343
Fauntroy V, Fyock M, Hansen-Honeycutt JA, Nolton EC, & Ambegaonkar JP. Using the selective functional movement assessment (SFMA) for the evaluation of dancers’ functional limitations and dysfunctions: A critically appraised topic. J Sports Rehabil. 2019;28(8):891-896. doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2018-0054