This page lists dance movement therapists who have achieved Associate Membership status of the DTAA, indicating their achievement of a level of dance movement therapy training and practice. For a listing of Professional Members, please go to our Professional Members page.
Eastern suburbs Melbourne; Indigo Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Tel: 9874 8646, 0430 392 244 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cert. Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA. Grad Dip Creative and Experiential Arts Therapy MIECAT. Cert II and III Early Childhood. Cert IV Small Business Management
Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment. Advance Studies for Teachers development and early learning. Diploma Counselling. Completing Masters of Social Science (Counselling) ACAP.
Kim uses Dance Movement Therapy in a Psychotherapeutic way; an Expressive Holistic Therapy. Kim works toward providing a sense of wholeness with clients; body, mind and spirit integration. She is available for individual sessions and group sessions.
Currently works with Disabled adults in Kilsyth running a fortnightly group, runs a women's group alternative Saturdays in Mitcham and works in a rest home running a weekly group.
Melbourne metropolitan area
Bachelor Child and Adolescent Psych Nursing, Grad Dip Movement Dance, Post Grad Dip Family Therapy, Adv Cert Couple Therapy), originally from Ghana, is a child and family therapist at the Austin Hospital. He uses his dance movement therapy expertise in his work with hard to engage adolescents and their families. Ben has experience in community residential and forensic mental health and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Australian Journal of Psychiatry.
Eastern suburbs, Melbourne city
Tel: 0437 348 808 / Email: email@example.com
IDTIA Cert of DT. Expertise with fragile elders with dementia, mothers and babies experiencing post natal depression.
Castlemaine, Cental Victoria and Melbourne
Tel. 0417699436 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven Turns Dance Collective ph. 0478605506 email@example.com
Cert. DMT, currently completing Dip. DMT.
Experienced with frail aged and dementia, and with children and parent groups.
Melbourne Metro and inner suburbs
Tel: 0405903019 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Master in Creative Arts Therapy (RMIT), Graduate Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy (IDTIA), Cert IV Training and Assessment
Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Aged Care, Disability, Mother and baby
CBD, inner and eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Mob: 0409 939 509 / Email: email@example.com
IDTIA Diploma DMT, Grad, Dip. Movement and Dance, Certified NLP/Hypnotherapy/Time Line Therapy Practitioner; certified Pilates instructor, Dip. Arts Design, Ass. Dip. Arts Teaching and Management
Areas of specialist expertise: elderly, dementia, intellectual/physical disabilities.
Interested in the emotional, physical and psychological importance of dance for individuals and communities, and use of cross cultural dance/movement to bring multicultural groups together.
Hampton (southern suburbs, Melbourne) Vic
Tel: 03 9598 0635 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, M. Ed (Dance)
Dance-movement therapy experience: children with special needs, people with disabilities, older adults, psycho-geriatric patients, parents and children's groups. Areas of specialist expertise: intellectual disability. Kim, with Jenny Scott, is the author of Freedom to Move: movement and dance for people with intellectual disabilities, (Elsevier, 2003). She lectured in the RMIT Dance-Movement Therapy Program between 2004 and 2006 and has been a committee member of The Dance-Movement Therapy Association of Australia since 2003.
Tel: 0437 194 238 / Email: email@example.com
Masters Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)/accessible performing arts teacher
Lee runs Spring into Action in association with a professional dance teacher and an early Intervention Teacher. Current groups include Parent-Child Dance and play group for preschool children who have special needs, an inclusive Dance and Create group for adolescents, Boyz Drama
groups for boys who have Asperger Syndrome or similar, creative ballet for primary school age and Discover Dance for preschoolers. Also, ceative dance classes at special schools using the Sports Commission Active Afterschool Community funding.
www.springintoaction.com.au or www.dance-and-therapy-melbourne.blogspot.com
Ana Irene Gioino-Blythman
Surrey Hills, Victoria
Tel: 03 9849 1287 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Diploma in Visual and Performing Arts, (DanceTherapy) RMIT. Areas of specialist expertise, mothers and babies and mental health
Melbourne (Inner, north & north-west)
Mobile: 0409 100 050 / Email: Kileyjg@bigpond.com
Kiley Graham Dance Dimensions. Grad. Cert. Visual & Performing Arts/Dance Movement Therapy (RMIT)
Area of specialist expertise: elderly & visually impaired
Mobile: 0430 120 436 / Email email@example.com
BA BSW PhD (Performance studies), AMusA (singing), certified Middendorf Breathwork practitioner.
John runs the Body Voice Centre in Footscray, Melbourne. He specialises in the connections of body, breath and voice. He works individually with people wanting to explore and develop their voices, and leads occasional projects exploring the full potential of the human voice through movement and body and breath awareness. John leads a monthly gathering focused on the Middendorf breathwork, and offers weekly breath meditations on Tuesday mornings and some Friday evenings – see website for dates and details. The Body Voice studio is available for hire to performers and others in related fields.
Melbourne metropolitan East Coburg and inner suburbs of Melbourne
Tel: 0393865445; 0457774215 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reg, nurse; community health nurse; cert. DMT; completing Dip. DMT.
Experienced with elderly with dementia Claremont Home in South Melbourne. Weekly group runs on Friday mornings.
North Eastern suburbs and Yarra Valley
Tel: 0400 985 929 / Email: email@example.com
IDTIA Cert in DMT, Cert HS(Disability)
Currently working with adults who have an intellectual disability
Surf Coast Region and Geelong Region
Mobile: 0421519743 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad.Dip Vis and Perf Arts( Dance/Movement Therapy) RMIT
Working with young people and community. Group work with adolescent girls using movement/improvisation and drama. Sharing stories surrounding body image and body awareness. Jessica is a performer in contemporary and physical theatre. She has been teaching and exploring creative movement with children aged 2 to 12 for the past 9 years.
Area: South Eastern Suburbs
Phone: 03 9574 9016 / Mobile: 0421 045 438 / Email: email@example.com
www.monashstudio.com.au and www.tamalpa.org
ISMETA (Member International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Assoc), Ass. Member DTAA, is a graduate and Associate Teacher of the Tamalpa Institute, USA and works as a Anna Halprin Practitioner and somatic movement therapist in Melbourne. Tiana's influences include Tony Norquay's Movement Ritual and Soul Dance classes for more than 25 years. She now teaches various mediums of movement explorations for those who seek authenticity in their personal and professional lives by meeting themselves on the Life/Art Bridge. Tiana has embodied many years of experience in the Tamalpa work and welcomes connections with Tamalpa Institute graduates returning to Australia. A guest teacher at Glenallen SDS (Special Development School), Melbourne, Tiana works with transitional teenagers moving out into day care centres; facilitates a MIF (Moving Into Facilitation) program from her Monash Studio in ongoing workshops for dance and creative therapists working towards personal and professional fulfilment. Available by appointment for couples and thematic individual sessions. Enquiries welcome.
Areas of expertise: Women`s issues for thematic explorations, depression, Autism/Aspergers Spectrum; couples, Individual and group sessions.
Western suburbs Melbourne. Salamander Centre for Feldenkrais and Creative Dance
Tel: 0393911036 / Mobile: 0405170090
B.App. Sci (Phty), Grad. Dip. Mvt and Dance, Grad Dip Rec, Cert. Feldenkrais Practitioner.
Individual and groups utilising combined skills of physiotherapy, Feldenkrais and Creative Dance.
Areas special interest: children with developmental delay or recovering from illness or injury; chronic pain management; women's health issues; creative expressive dance classes open to all ages
Current Programs: Individual consultations available Mon, Tues, Wed Fri.
Groups: Women who Flow with the Sea, for women of all ages who wish to explore the concept of flow in their lives. Weekly Mondays 10.30am - 12.00 pm Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Creative Dance for preschoolers: Mondays 1.00pm -2.00pm Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.30am
Friday Night Dance Jam: 1st Friday night of the month, 7.30pm - 9.00pm.
Surrey Hills, Boroondara, Melbourne
Tel: 03 98367386 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diploma DMT IDTIA. Director Moving Together, a community-based dance therapy program for mothers and babies in the City of Boroondara. Member of the committee of the DTAA since 2005. As the activities coordinator at Prague House in Melbourne, Elizabeth provides arts and recreation programs with an emphasis on the therapeutic. Elizabeth is qualified and experienced in primary education, including Rudolf Steiner Education, and in teaching Yoga and meditation and is at present involved in training as a Hakomi practitioner.
Mob: 0409 173 879 / Email: email@example.com
B. Soc Science, B.Soc Work, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Cert DT
Sarah's dance therapy experiences includes groups for women survivors of sexual assault. Specialist areas sexual assault, depression, bulimia.
Richmond (inner city Melbourne), Vic
Tel: 03 9428 1505 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dip Dance Tch M/ment, Grad Dip Vis and Perf Arts (Dance Therapy), DTAA Committee member
Specialist area- intellectual disability. Runs programs at the Oakleigh Centre, St John of God DSS. Can offer work experience placement for students
Macedon Ranges. Melbourne metropolitan area.
Phone: (Bus.) 03 9311 4808 (AH) 03 5429 1132
Mobile: 0409 382 500; E-mail: email@example.com
B.Ed; Grad Dip Special Education; Grad Dip Movement and Dance; M.Ed.
Dance therapy experience: children and adults with intellectual disabilities; adult women survivors of sexual assault.
Area/s of specialist expertise: dance movement therapy with special needs students in special school settings; assessment and evidence-based practice; movement improvisation.
Can offer placements and work at Sunshine Special Developmental School, Sunshine VIC.
Inner southern Melbourne
Tel: 9531 3125 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Dip Ed, Adv Dip Gestalt Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy (Tamalpa Institute)
Areas of specialist expertise: Gestalt Therapy, expressive arts therapy, mental health
Mary Rose Nicol
Based in Ballarat
Mob. 0408509964 / Email email@example.com
Grad. Dip. Nursing (Child and Family Health). Grad. Dip. Visual and Performing Arts (Dance Therapy) 2004. RMIT. Training in Transpersonal Psychodynamics at Living Water Centre NSW - including Sandplay Therapy, Breathwork, Dreamwork and Emotional Release Counselling for Adults and Children. Private practice - 'Space For Reflection'
Particular interest in authentic movement, sandplay, and expressive arts - individuals and groups. Currently enrolled in post graduate Jungian training at ISAP - International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich.
Tel: 0.428632001Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North and North East of Melbourne.
Prof Member DTAA, Grad Dip in Counselling and Human Services (La Trobe Uni); Cert in Dance Therapy (IDTIA); Grad Dip in Aging, Disability and Recreation Management (Vic Uni); BA (Mon Uni). Nerida has experience working with in areas of mental health, dementia care and generalist counselling. She applies DMT to groups and individual counselling contexts. She has a background in dance performance and community arts and recreation development. She continues a long time practice of Indian classical dance and aspects of this ancient form of dance are reflected in her interest and attention to gesture and meaning in DMT.
San Remo, Victoria
Tel: 03 5678 5525 / Email: email@example.com
Qualifications: MA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Grad Cert Dance Therapy, Dip DT (IDTIA), Grad Dip Social Communication. Specialist areas: Psychiatry/normal, 'Soul Dance'.
Works in various areas between Melbourne / Dandenongs and the Bass Coast
Soul Dance. 3rd Sunday each month, Olinda Primary School, Charlemont Lane, Olinda.
Tony has conducted classes and workshops in dance-movement for personal growth and creative expression since 1978.
Tony has worked as a dance-movement specialist within the therapeutic team in psychiatric settings; continues to be involved with the IDTIA dance therapy training program; and consults to organisations, particularly in the health and human services field, in areas of staff skills training and organisational development. Tony also teaches professional supervision skills at a major Melbourne hospital network and provides supervision for therapists and students. His particular interest in the dance-movement work is to encourage people to find the eloquent, creative and nourishing dance that lies within and to bring it into full being.
Melbourne CBD and Eastern Suburbs
Mob: 0406939263 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Dip Ment Hlth Sc.(Child, Adolescent & Family Therapies), Adv Cert Gestalt Therapy, BSW (Hons), Dip Soc. Sc., Leiterin fur therapeutischen Tanz, Integrative Tanztherapie (DMT, Germany).
Works as a psychiatric social worker and psychotherapist with children and adolescents in a community mental health setting and private practice. Special areas of interests include – depression and anxiety issues, body image problems and eating disorders trauma and abuse, mother/infant dyads – postnatal depression and attachment issues.
Lyndal Elizabeth Pope
Melbourne, CBD, Western Suburbs
Mobile: 0407 514 813 / Email: email@example.com Website: body-flow.com.au
Grad Bachelor Contemporary Arts: Dance Major, IDTIA Certificate Dance Movement Therapy, Les Mills International Bodybalance Instructor, Working With Children Check. Currently running therapeutic dance sessions for elderly & special needs groups.
Available for work opportunities Monday to Sunday
Melbourne City and surrounds
Mob. 0416 177 679 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Diploma Dance Therapy, B TEach, BA (communications)
Areas of interest: Young children, mother baby, pregnancy
Currently running creative dance classes for children 3-5yo, 10-13yo and mother and walking babies.
Dance therapy sessions for pregnancy and mother and babe in arms commencing October 2012.
Hilal Dance (Egyptian dance) classes and workshops also held regularly.
Private dance therapy sessions by appointment.
Greater Geelong area
Mob: 0438 580 942 email: email@example.com
B Ed, Post Grad Diploma in Dance Therapy (RMIT). Specialist expertise: dementia, can offer student placements in this area
Greater Melbourne and Eastern Suburbs
Mob: 0411 017 416 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Ed (Rusden); GDMD (University of Melbourne); Post.Grad Prof Stud Ed (Melbourne); DipDMT (IDTIA); Cert CrD (Mangala). Specialist expertise: Transitional stages: Movement-based therapeutic interventions to advance coping skills and strategies for surviving adolescence, VCE, pregnancy and motherhood, unemployment or career transitions, cultural dislocation. Michelle has significant experience as a dance movement therapist in clinical, educational and community settings. In this capacity, she has facilitated a diversity of programs for organisations that include: The Austin Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Centre, The Melbourne Clinic, Aboriginal Co-operative Ballarat, City of Ballarat, City of Port Phillip, and a number of private and government schools.
Inner suburbs of Melbourne during summer period
Mob: 0419 523 710/ Email: email@example.com /Web: www.dancingisis.com
Diploma in DT (IDTIA), Cert 4 Workplace Training, Middle-Eastern dance- Raqs Sharqi
Specialist expertise: disability, Raqs Sharki, bringing elements of middle-eastern dance to dance therapy
Telephone: 0401 334 738,
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.embracingspirit.net
Qualifications: Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy, B.Sc. (Life Sciences), Post Grad Dip Sports and Fitness Science, Associate Member DTAA, Member IICT
Creative psychotherapy for individual and groups, expressive dance, performances and corporate events.
Areas of interest and/or experience: expressive arts, guided imagery and emotion focussed therapy for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, eating disorders, body image issues, lack of self esteem, physical/ mental/ emotional blocks, trauma, abuse, migration/ cultural issues, loss of meaning, life transitions, lack of motivation, inability to live a full and meaningful life.
Currently runs classes in Bollywood Fusion in CBD and Box Hill. Bollywood Fusion brings together Eastern and Western techniques and ways of moving to bridge the gap between mind, body, heart and spirit. For more information please visit www.embracingspirit.net/bollywood-fusion
Northcote, Northern, Western and inner suburbs of Melbourne
Tel: 0406 588 525 / Email: email@example.com
Bachelor of Social Work, certificate in Dance Movement Therapy, currently completing diploma in Dance Movement Therapy. Specialist Areas: Adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Running groups at Thornbury Women's Neighbourhood House for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities called 'Moving Stars'.
Tel: 0412 928 367 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne, southern and eastern suburbs
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (University of Melbourne), Cert Dance and Movement Therapy (IDTIA), currently completing Grad Dip in Counselling
Currently running therapeutic dance group with adults with intellectual disability. Recovery support groups with people with an eating disorder at a non-profit organisation.
Latin and Ballroom dance classes also held regularly.
Thora, NSW, Bellingen area
Tel: 0409995904 / Email: email@example.com
Cert DMT (IDTIA), creative dance /dmt for children teens and adults. Maiden ceremonies for girls aged 11-14), mums and daughters incorporating dance and ritual.
Contact details: 0411482139 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid north coast NSW, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour
B.Soc.Science (anthropology), Cert. DMT (IDTIA). Completing diploma (IDTIA), and dance therapy accreditation. Experience with youth disabilities, mothers and babies, parents and children with special needs, and the elderly with dementia.
Groups with mothers and babies in the geographical areas indicated.
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Esther Edwards (nee Durham)
Northern Beaches and Sydney city area, NSW
Mob: 0407 769 943/ Email: email@example.com
Ass0c. Degree of Dance, Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy
Experience with refugee women, individual and group sessions with children and adults, elderly/dementia, children and adults with disabilities.
Sydney, rural and regional NSW
Mob: 0402 644 510 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: B Sc (Psych), Cert. DMT, Cert. IV Training and assessment
DMT experience with; adults, children and teens with intellectual and physical disabilities, deafblind adults, adolescents with eating disorders, depression, stress and anxiety, juvenile offenders and DMT to promote health and wellbeing.
Kirsty founded Sydney Creative Movement whose purpose is to create, design and implement unique dance/movement experiences for EVERYONE regardless of gender, age, background or ability.
Programs include: Accessible Dance, outreach program for people with intellectual disabilities, Integrated Dance, performance classes for dancers with and without disabilities, Dance is MY therapy, to promote health and wellbeing, DMT for deafblind adults, DMT private sessions.
Student placements and volunteer opportunities available
Lilyfield, NSW 2040
Tel: 02 9660 5683 / Email: email@example.com
Qualifications: M.A. Dance Therapy, New York University
Specialist expertise: NESB(Non-english speaking background) adults, disadvantaged youth, disabilities both physical and intellectual
Byron Bay, NSW
Mobile: 0420 334824 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ Website: www.templebyron.com
Grad Dip Movement and Dance Therapy, Melbourne University
Area of specialist expertise: creative arts therapy, counselling, Biofeedback Energy Integration, yoga therapy, Individual and group sessions.
Cecilia Tsz Kai, Lau
Mobile:.0430376838; E-mail: email@example.com. Website: movingconnect.blogspot.com.au
Graduate Dip in Dance Movement Therapy, Grad. Dip. Productions and Events Management, Bch. Arts, Theatre & Dance
Experience with adults and children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, various forms of physical and intellectual disabilities, developmental delay, learning difficulties, challenging behaviours, emotional dis-regulation and chromosome abnormalities. Also with mental health disorders, and those support in life-changing situations.
Area/s of specialty include holistic approaches for children with special needs and their families, adolescents and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, helping individuals to discover movement language required to constructively express and release emotions to develop self-regulation skills.
Groups running; “The Treasure Hunt” – weekly early intervention program for children with special needs and parents; DMT Groups at Camperdown Centre for Disability Services Australia and Ashfield Lifeskills for Wesley Mission; a ballroom dance project for adolescents with intellectual disabilities organized by Macarthur District Temporary Family Care.
Can offer a placement or work experience for students:
Works in Sydney inner west, central east and north
Mob: 0400 447 951 / Email:
Grad Dip DMT (Wesley Institute), B. Sc (Arch), Dip Fashion and Textiles
Specialist expertise: physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, elderly and disability support workers. Groups and 1:1 with adults and adolescents with various physical, sensory and/or a range of intellectual disabilities. People with dementia, Parkinson's disease, Acquired Brain Injury.
People with depression as a result of degenerative conditions and/or disabilities. 'Creative movement' with elderly people. Authentic Movement with peers.
Student placements available in groups with intellectual disabilities.
Meredith's work also includes visual art as an extension of movement to build symbolic communication.
Tel 0419269986 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.michellemahrerdance.com
IDTIA Diploma, Accredited 5Rhythms teacher
Michelle runs weekly 5 Rhythms dance classes and Radiance Dance a Sunday morning dance meditation.
She is experienced with frail aged and dementia, people with chronic illness/cancer
Kariong, NSW and NSW, Central Coast
Mob. 0410 189 534 / E-mail email@example.com
Cert. DMT, IDTIA; Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy; Teachers Cert. Royal Academy Dance (RAD); currently studying Dip. Transpersonal Counselling and Dip. Mask and Traditional Healing.
Experience with children with special needs in educational setting and conscious dance with adults.
Specialist areas include combining dance and art for self discovery and healing, particularly with children and autistic children. Current groups include: Expressive Soul movement sessions for kids, teens and adults, to awaken, inspire and nourish the self through creative explorative dance, art and play. Also, Elise is a dance teacher for Kidansys who provide creative and exciting dance programs for primary schools.
Mob: 0438 221 751 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cert IV Training & Assessment, BA Communications & Drama, TC (Dance), Grad Dip Dance Therapy, M Counselling
Eileen has been teaching and choreographing community arts, folk dance and sacred forms of dance internationally for more than 30 years. Eileen trained in DMT with the IDTIA and Wesley Institute. Her dance-movement therapy experience since 1989 includes work in community, clinical and educational facilities with aged care & dementia, children/adolescents, disability, carers, mental health, and with refugee & migrant populations. She has been a lecturer in the Wesley Institute Graduate Diploma of Dance/Movement course, is a member of the DTAA National Committee, and a supervisor for IDTIA. Eileen provides DMT & expressive arts therapy presentations and workshops at Australian and international mental health, disability and performing arts conferences.
Northern Beaches and North Shore, Sydney
Mobile: 0412 585 568 / Email: email@example.com
Qualifications: BA, Grad Dip Movt & Dance, Grad Cert Dance Education, Grad Dip Dance Therapy
Experience: Mental health treatment groups (anxiety & depression, schizophrenia, addictions), adults with disabilities, aged care/dementia, children with physical and/or developmental/learning issues, lecturer/tutor in dance/movement therapy training programs.
Areas of interest: anxiety and depression, addictions, developmental movement, Body Mind Centering
Current position: Visiting Fellow University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Current research question: How can animation bring scientific data to life?
Contact details: 73 Camden St. Newtown NSW 2042 T. 02 9550
2805 M 0408 145286 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Dip. Ed. University of Melbourne (Art, English); Grad. Dip. Film & TV. Swinburne University (Animation); Grad. Dip. Eroa Aboriginal college/TAFE (Aboriginal Studies); MA. Swinburne University (Animation/Interactive media); PhD, University of New South Wales (Media Arts/Antarctic perceptions) Area of speciality: Movement/Drawing/Animation Any groups and etc running: Drawing Movement workshops, Rozelle School of Visual Arts, Sydney.
Umina, NSW, central coast area
Mob: 0409 413 035 / Email: email@example.com
Qualifications: Grad Dip Dance Therapy
Specialist areas: Dementia, cancer survivors, anxiety/depression
Satyo Cate Sullivan
Southern Highlands NSW and Shoalhaven NSW.
Mobile 0412 122010 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
BCA; MA Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy; PACFA Reg. Thirty years experience running self development courses and workshops using naturally expressive movement and dance, body sense and creative arts therapies. Satyo specialises in working deeply with women’s themes, nurturing body, mind and soul. Regular workshops/retreats. Substantial experience as well with adults with intellectual disabilities; eating disorders; and professional development for community service workers. Experience also with older people. Satyo also offers celebratory events for women through The Australian School of Tantra eg. Hen’s Nights. Satyo also gives individual sessions in her Counselling and Therapy practice.
Sharon Todd Miller
Artarmon, NSW, - Sydney inner west, lower North Shore
Mobile 0419 047 185 / Email: email@example.com
MS. BSc Ed; Accredited Counselling, Cert. DMT IDTIA
Experience: Women’s groups at community health centres; “Communicating for Healthy Relationships”, ‘Healthy Body Image” and Life Balance. ‘Expressive Movement”, for social connection, physical conditioning, depression and for safe and enjoyable movement for women with conditions such as arthritis and chronic fatigue. Areas of specialty are facilitation of women’s health issues, outreach movement sessions for women undergoing drug rehabilitation, support/social groups for women from culturally and diverse backgrounds.
Mobile 0435 172 917 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cert. DMT, IDTIA, currently completing Dip. DMT; Cert. Holistic Counselling; Masters of Teaching; Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Training in performing arts. Experience in working with children and adolescents with behavioural difficulties and issues of low self-esteem in a dance therapy and educational settings. Teaching dance and drama at Primary and Secondary school levels. Currently working with adolescents experiencing difficulties with socialising and self-esteem, and running women's creative dance workshops using improvisation, play and holistic counselling art-processes as a tool for self-discovery.
Phone: (02) 97191924 / Email: email@example.com
Grad Dip DMT (Wesley), MA Counselling, Adv Dip Dance, Cert III & IV Personal Training, Cert Pilates.
Experience: Working with individuals and groups with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, body image and trauma.
Eastern Suburbs & Inner West
Mob: 0413 444914; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dip.Teach (Primary), Cert. in DT (IDTIA), Cert. in Infant Massage (IAIM), training in Circle of Security
Specialist Area: Mothers and Babies
Runs courses for mothers and babies (general population) in DMT and Infant Massage at 'Lifepod', Paddington and 'Black Lotus', Enmore. Also holds DMT sessions for mothers and babies with mental health issues at Karitane (Infant Mental Health Facility, Carramar). Works as support person for mothers-in-need at 'Mum To Mum' (non-profit NGO).
Virginia (Sada) York
South coast/regional NSW and Sydney
Mob: 0419 200 737 / Email: email@example.com
Cert in DMT (IDTIA), training in somatic psychotherapy and martial arts, corporate coach and facilitator.
Specialist expertise: elderly / dementia
Newcastle, Taree, Mid North Coast NSW, Kempsey and Port Macquarie areas
Mob: 0429 442 993 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cert. Dance Movement Therapy, M.A. Theatre, Cert. Alexander Technique, Teachers Cert. Primary, Secondary Schools.
Specialises in special needs population; Dance/Drama workshops. 7 years at Stockton Centre for special needs population in Newcastle.
Maggie can offer placement or work experience for students.
Tel: 0420 367 199 / Email: email@example.com / Web: meredithelton.com.au
BSc; Grad. Dip. Visual & Performing Arts (Dance Therapy), RMIT; PhD candidate in Performance Studies (Community Performance), VUT; training in Process Oriented Psychology.
Meredith brings over 15 years of experience as a dance artist and community performance facilitator to her therapeutic work and is passionate about the vital role of dancing/moving/performing in embodying vibrant, resilient and place sensitive individuals and communities.
Meredith facilitates a range of creative and therapeutic movement/dance groups for adults and works with individuals in private practice. She also co-facilitates eerf Dance, an outdoor community dance and seasonal celebration, and is planning to start Birth Moves, a movement workshop series for women during pregnancy. She is opportunities to work with diverse client groups, including volunteering and is particularly interested in working cross-culturally.
Mob: 0412 451 514 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech pathologist, Grad Dip Move't Dance, IDTIA Diploma in Dance Therapy,
Experience: adults and children with disabilities, including CP and head injury, autism.
Morningside, SE Qld
Mob: 0409 576 285 / Email: email@example.com
BA, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip M/ment Dance, Grad Dip DMT, Grad Cert DMT (IDTIA), M.Ed
Specialist areas: health rehabilitation, (injuries, cancer patients, chronic pain), emotionally disturbed children, (self-esteem, assertiveness, body image, anxiety and depression, eating disorders). Can offer supervision and occasionally student work experience
Phillip G Light
Denmark, WA 6333
Tel: 0425 754 957 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cert DMT (IDTIA), Cert Applied Soc Science Childcare, Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Dance therapy experience includes dance movement therapy programs with elderly residents in the Denmark and Mt. Barker Hospitals, for the Alzheimer's Association and a disability organisation in Albany, WA.
Darwin, Northern Territory
Mob: 0425 776 416 / Email: email@example.com
BArts (Anthropology), BSc: Hons (Neuroscience), Grad Dip. (Psych), Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy
Currently working as a community development worker in Darwin and wider rural areas in the NT. Also facilitating mothers and babies/ toddlers, as well asgeneral community workshops across Darwin. Major interest: developing community-based performances, combining varied creative arts approaches.
Tel: 08 8951 5158 Email: Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
DipTech (OccTh), BAppSc (OT), MSc (Phc) Master's Thesis: Dance, Meaning and Mental Health Promotion.
Experienced with: Aged care, Mental health, Health promotion, Exploration of creativity and spirituality.
Adelaide metropolitan region, South Australia
Tel: 0450443040, / Email: email@example.com
Bach. App.Sc. Occupational Therapy; Grad. Dip. Counselling Social Science. Cert. Dance therapy and completing Dip. DMT.
Experience in high and low level dementia care units and with intellectual disability. Groups running for both frail elderly and intellectual disability.
Adelaide metropolitan area, Adelaide Hills, Stirling, South Australia
Mobile: 0414 696 628 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cert. DMT (IDTIA), Adv. Cert Child Care, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Cert III in Personal and Workplace Counselling and Transactional Analysis.
Dance therapy experience with adults with intellectual disabilities.
Providing children within mainstream care settings, Aspergers, global delays and challenging behaviours, with the opportunity to participate in creative dance movement sessions, as a means for them to discover and express their creative potential.
Currently running weekly creative dance sessions for children 3 ½ – 4 ½ and 4 ½ – 5 ½, as well as a weekly dance movement therapy group for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Tel: 0417803399 / Email: email@example.com
Cert. DMT (IDTIA), current student Advanced DMT Diploma (IDTIA).
Area of interest: young adults with Autism and Aspergers, Intellectual disability, and Eating Disorders.
Current groups running: teenagers and young adult with Autism, and groups with Cerebral Palsy.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Tel: +64 9 8388 101; Mobile: +64 27 375 2665 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Member of DTAA.
Dip Prof.Counselling A.I.P.C. and Cert Dance Movement Therapy (IDTIA) Experience in Melbourne and New Zealand with freelance projects and as
employee in both clinical and community settings. Groups: Older adults, Young women with eating disorders and depression, womens heath, domestic violence, mental health and addiction, intellectual and physcial disabilities. Commenced training in Dance Movement Therapy in London in the 1980s with Dr Helen Payne, Linda Hartley, Katya Bloom, and Patricia Bardi.
Based in Auckland and Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 21 184 9676 / Email: email@example.com / Website: www.anaiatreefoot.org
MA Clinical Arts Therapy, Registered Arts Therapist (ANZATA), Provisional Member of NZ Association of Counsellors, DTAA Associate Member. Completed 1-year DMT Internship with Dr. Suzi Tortora BC-DMT in New York. Trained extensively overseas in Authentic Movement, Laban/Bartenieff, Soul MotionTM Dance, The 5RhythmsTM, Halprin Life/Art Process, Mindfulness Practice and Gestalt Awareness Practice. Currently offering DMT to individuals and groups, both children and adults, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs; and on using Authentic Movement with women.
Jung-Hsu (Jacquelyn) Wan
Auckland City, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 8208302; Mobile: +64 2 2101 8436; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MA, Dance/Movement Therapy in Creative Arts Therapies; BS, Applied Psych. ; Arts Therapist Registered ANZATA; Assoc. Member DTAA
Registered Dance Movement Therapist ADTA; Certificate Dance/Movement Therapist TDTA
Council member in Taiwan Dance Therapy Association.
Experience with: Children with special needs including emotional/behavioral disturbances, interaction-relation issues, ASD, and ADHD; children in child care systems with various trauma experiences; Adults in psychiatric units, and adults with multi mental/physical disorders; Caretakers of chronic illness patients support groups; Dance/Movement Therapy training courses and workshops.
Area/s of specialist expertise: Children with ASD, ADHD, emotional/behavioral disturbances, interaction-relation issues, and/or with trauma experiences. Jung-Hsu is available for both individual and group work.
Janet Tein Ni Moo
Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BA Psych, Dip. Dance, Grad. Dip Dance/Movement Therapy
Currently working at an early intervention centre as a dance/movement therapist and teacher to children with special needs.
Also works with the Malaysian Council for Rehabilitation as a dance/movement therapist and coordinator for their Very Special Arts (VSA).
Angela, Siu Ling Leung
Mobile tel. +852 96420322; Email: email@example.com
B Ed. (ECU), M Soc. Sci. (Counselling) (HKU), Grad Dip DMT (Wesley), Cert Sandplay Therapy
Experienced in DMT for groups or individuals, children and adults. Children with special needs or Autism and Down's Syndromes, and adults wanting personal development, well- being and relaxation and adolescents associated with drug abusers in their families. Areas of expertise are adults or children with special needs. Groups running include family therapy groups that integrate DMT within exploring family issues.
Alberto Lampa Dimarucut
Manila, Pampanga & Tarlac
Mobile: +63 917 914 9022; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Human Movement Science candidature (UPD), GradDip Dance Movement Therapy (WI), BA Communication (FEU). Alberto is at present providing dance movement therapy with various populations in the country, specializing in his work with the elderly, orphans and various people with disabilities. He has work experience in Aged Care & Dementia, Mental Health and Disability in Australia since 2009. He combines different modalities in his approach in the treatment of his clients. Has his own private practice and is available for Dance Movement Therapy seminars and workshops. He is also a professional DanceSport teacher and coach. He is with the College of Human Kinetics - University of the Philippines, Diliman, as a fulltime faculty member.