Associate Members List

This page lists members who have achieved Associate Membership status of the DTAA. This level of membership includes two types of professionals: the first have some dance movement therapy training and are on the pathway to becoming a Provisional or Professional Member; and the others are professionals with related training and are interested in the use of therapeutic dance in their work. The Association does not recognise members at this level as ‘dance movement therapists’. Titles like ‘therapeutic dance specialist’ are recommended instead. For a listing of members at other levels, please go to our Professional Members and Provisional Professional page. For information about becoming an Associate Member, please go to our membership page. Associate Members: to have your details on this list added or amended, please contact the DTAA.

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Ben Assan
Melbourne metropolitan area
Bachelor Child and Adolescent Psych Nursing, Grad Dip Movement Dance, Post Grad Dip Family Therapy, Adv Cert Couple Therapy, DTAA (Associate), originally from Ghana, is a child and family therapist at the Austin Hospital. Ben has experience in community residential and forensic mental health and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Australian Journal of Psychiatry.  Email:

Chafia Brooks
Melbourne, Central and Northern Suburbs
BFA – Dance  Queensland University of Technology, focusing on contemporary dance. Dip Dance Movement Therapy, Phoenix Institute, DTAA (Associate)
Chafia has experience as a trained dancer, choreographer and movement awareness coach working in the performing arts industry for over 10 years. She works predominantly with youth, performing artists, and individuals interested in self care through creative exploration.  She offers private or group sessions and has experience working with The Commission for Children and Young People, Headspace, YAMEC NMIT, Early Learning Centre Melbourne Uni as well as other arts organisations.  Tel: 0427030151 / Email:

Alisha Coon
Melbourne and surrounding suburbs
Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy from Phoenix Institute, DTAA (Associate)
In January 2015, Alisha launched Sound of Moves ~ A Creative and Expressive Arts Centre which works closely with institutions such as the MacKillop Family and Berry Street to engage disadvantaged and troubled youth through dance and creative arts. Tel: 0429 831 315 / Email:

Selena Cox-Walsh
Castlemaine, Central Victoria and Bendigo
Seven Turns Dance Collective  Cert. DMT, Adv Dip DMT, DTAA (Associate)
Experienced with frail aged and dementia, and with children and parent groups.  Tel. 0417 699 436 / Email:

Monica Espinoza Anguerre – Melbourne North Eastern Suburbs
Adv. Clinical Training Dip. Dance Movement Therapy (IDTIA), Cert. Dance Movement Therapy (IDTIA), Cert. IV Dance & Management (ATO), Nia & Nia 5 Stages Practitioner, Ageless Grace Educator, Cert. Practicalities of Counselling (AIPC), Master in Business Administration (MBA-La Trobe University), Cert. Massage, Cert. Physiology of the Physical Effort (Peru) Cert. Nursing (Cayetano), DTAA (Associate). Monica provides services with a therapeutic emphasis in dance and movement for people with special needs, Creative Ballet for Pre Schoolers, Creative Dance Acro Rhythmic for Primary School Age, Dance Movement support groups.
Dance Therapy Experience: Children and Adults with Disability, Physical and Intellectual Disabilities, Children with ADHD and behavioural like problems, Adult Women Post Cancer Survival, Arthritis, Parkinson and MS, Elderly inc. High Care and Support to Rehabilitation programs.Other Programs: Individual and groups utilising combined skills for Creative Dance Expression, Therapeutic Dance, Nia, Nia 5 Stages- based on human developmental movements, Ageless Grace.  Monica is a Dance Movement Specialist and Therapist with a Spanish background and studies overseas and a special interest in the Art of Dance and Inner Wisdom through Authentic Movement and the creative ability of dance that promotes general wellbeing. Monica interests are with Adults and Children with Disability, ADHD and behavioural like problems, Audio processing disorder, and developmental delay and support those recovering from illness or injury; chronic pain management; Women’s health issues inc. Post cancer survival, Arthritis, MS, and Parkinson’s’; She applies DMT to her creative expressive dance classes, Dance to Performance supporting community groups and Council Initiatives for children and adults with all abilities.
Mob: 0411 230 444 / Email: or

Gabrielle Farrugia
CBD, Northern Suburbs
Diploma Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix), BA Psychology, Ballroom Dance technique – Forever DanceCultural dance Technique  – Private, The Space, Unitd Styles, Somatic Psychotherapy , DTAA (Associate)
Tel: 0435 019 820 / Email:

Lee Frances
Masters Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)/accessible performing arts teacher, DTAA (Associate)
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 pre-schoolers. Also, creative dance classes at special schools using the Sports Commission Active Afterschool Community funding. Tel: 0437 194 238 0437 194 238 / Email:
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Ana Irene Gioino-Blythman
Surrey Hills, Victoria
Graduate Diploma in Visual and Performing Arts, RMIT (DMT), DTAA (Associate) Areas of specialist expertise: Group work: mothers and babies / mental health.
Tel: 03 9849 1287 03 9849 1287 /  Email:

John Howard
Footscray, Melbourne
BA BSW PhD (Performance studies), AMusA (singing), certified Middendorf Breathwork practitioner, DTAA (Associate)
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.  Mobile: 0430 120 436 / Email

Melanie Keely
North Eastern suburbs and Yarra Valley
Cert (DMT) IDTIA, Cert HS(Disability), BHACS (Counselling), DTAA (Associate)
Currently working with young people and adults who have a disability
Mob: 0400 985 929 / Email:

Jessica Lesosky
Surf Coast Region and Geelong Region
Grad.Dip Vis and Perf Arts( Dance/Movement Therapy) RMIT, DTAA (Associate)
Working with young people and community. Group work with adolescent girls using movement/improvisation and drama. Sharing stories surrounding body image and body awareness.  Mobile: 0421 519 743 / Email:

Tiana Lentini
Area: South Eastern Suburbs
ISMETA , DTAA (Associate) Graduate and Associate Teacher Tamalpa Institute, Anna Halprin Practitioner, Somatic Movement Practitioner.  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.  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.
Areas of expertise: Women`s issues for thematic explorations, depression, Autism/Aspergers Spectrum; couples, Individual and group sessions.
Phone: 03 9574 9016 / Mobile: 0421 045 438 / Email:  Website: and

Georgina Liemant
Melbourne and surrounding suburbs
Certificate RMIT (DMT), Cert 4 TAE. Professional teacher, dancer and choreographer for 30 years. Certificate AMT level 2 – Autism Movement Therapy/behavioural management, DTAA (Associate)
Currently and for the last four years, City of Casey facilitator of Movement and Music program, classes children aged 5-15 with disabilities. Working on a project called the City of Cardinia Movement  Therapy for adults with disabilities.  Company: Dance Attuned  Mob: 0408 388 616 / Email:

Sally Low
Western suburbs Melbourne. Salamander Centre for Feldenkrais and Creative Dance
B.App. Sci (Phty), Grad. Dip. Mvt and Dance, Grad Dip Rec, Cert. Feldenkrais Practitioner, DTAA (Associate)
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.  Tel: 03 9391 1036 / Mobile: 0405 170 090

Fiona Martin
Inner City Melbourne
Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance (therapy) 1998-1999, DTAA (Associate)
Tel: 0422 514 884 / Email:

Nerida Minty
North and North East of Melbourne.
Grad Dip Counselling (La Trobe Uni); Cert DMT (IDTIA); Grad Dip Aging, Disability and Recreation Management (Vic Uni); BA (Mon Uni), DTAA (Associate) Nerida has experience working with in areas of mental health, dementia care and generalist counselling. 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.  Tel: 0428 632 001 / Email:

Jenny Neilson
North Eastern Suburbs
Grad Dip Movement and Dance; Melbourne University/ Dance Movement Therapy Training with Dr. Marcia Leventhal IDTIA, DTAA (Associate)
Jenny has used her extensive dance movement therapy journey and life experiences in movement and dance in establishing connections, creating relationships, particularly at a non-verbal level with children with additional needs, supporting the emotional and physical needs of the child within their natural world. Jenny has worked extensively with families, believing that the best outcome for the child is empowering the family as advocate for their child’s future wellbeing and potential. Jenny’s commitment in working with pre-school age children with additional needs has seen her working in early childhood intervention for more 20 years.
Tel: 0418 576 248 / Email:

Tony Norquay
San Remo, Victoria
Qualifications: MA, Grad Dip Movement/Dance, Grad Cert DMT, Dip DMT (IDTIA), Grad Dip Social Communication. Specialist areas: Psychiatry/normal, ‘Soul Dance’, DTAA (Associate)  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.
Tel: 03 5678 5525 / Email:

Meagan Otu
Northern suburbs and Brighton
Diploma DMT, Dip Kinesiology, Advanced Kinesiology Trauma, DTAA (Associate) Meagan works in private practice with people experiencing the negative effects of stress, anxiety, depression and pain, and offers embodied workshops for community groups to support integration of body, mind, spirit & psych for their well-being. Meagan has experience in creative dance programs for children with learning difficulties, children on the spectrum in a specialist school setting, parents and babies, and dance incursions for families. With a background in West African dance Meagan infuses rhythms into her dance movement therapy and is also available to teach creative dance & beginner West African dance.
Mob: 0468 968 195 / Email:

Kim Adele Peel
Eastern suburbs Melbourne; Indigo Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Cert. DMT IDTIA. Grad Dip Creative and Experiential Arts Therapy MIECAT. Cert II and III Early Childhood. Cert IV Small Business Management Cert IV Workplace TAE. Advance Studies for Teachers development and early learning. Diploma Counselling. Completing Masters of Social Science (Counselling) ACAP, DTAA (Associate)  Kim works toward providing a sense of wholeness with clients; body, mind and spirit integration.  Currently works with Disabled adults in Kilsyth running a fortnightly group, runs a women’s group and works in a rest home running a weekly group. Tel: 9874 8646 / 0430 392 244



Lyndal Elizabeth Pope
Melbourne, CBD, Western Suburbs
Grad Bachelor Contemporary Arts: Dance Major, IDTIA Certificate DMT, Les Mills International Bodybalance Instructor, Working With Children Check, DTAA (Associate) Currently running therapeutic dance sessions for elderly & special needs groups.  Mobile: 0407 514 813 / Email:  Website:

Michelle Royal
Greater Melbourne and Eastern Suburbs
B.Ed (Rusden); GDMD (UMelb); Post.Grad Prof Stud Ed (Melbourne); DipDMT (IDTIA); Cert CrD (Mangala), DTAA (Associate) 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.  She facilitates 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.
Mob: 0411 017 416 / Email:

Anjali Sengupta
Ormond, Melbourne
Qualifications: Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, Grad Dip DMT, B.Sc. (Life Sciences), Post Grad Dip Sports and Fitness Science, Associate Member DTAA, Member IICT, DTAA (Associate)  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. Telephone: 0401 334 738 / Email: Website:

Iris Solomon
Southern and Eastern suburbs Melbourne
Dip DMT – IDTIA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance – (Melb Univ), Occupational Therapy Diploma – UK, DTAA (Associate)  Tel: 03 9598 3617 / Email:

Joanne Terkel
Melbourne city and surrounding areas
MA Psych, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Dip DMT, DTAA (Associate)
Joanne holds an interest in Authentic Movement. She is passionate about how authentic movement can be a powerful insight into the unconscious and enhance our ability to understand ourselves better. She is passionate about the healing nature of dance and the various ways this can achieved. Joanne is an experienced psychologist and currently works in private practice and the community sector. Other areas of interest are depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, eating disorders, children, well-being, nutrition and positive psychology.  Email:

Richard Tronson
Northern Suburbs
Diploma of Dance Movement, Certified Dancing Freedom Facilitator, Co-founder of Dancing Seeds, Bachelor of Arts(Professional Writing), DTAA (Associate)
Tel: 0422 808 230 / Email:   Website:

Rachel Van Der Kolk
Melbourne metropolitan area
Master DMT, Master Clinical psychology, Bachelor psychology, Diploma Creative dance and improvisation teacher, DTAA (Associate)
Rachel has worked with children with developmental delays and disorders, as well with their parents. She offers sessions for pregnant women, for people with dementia in aged care facilities and she runs sessions for the Foundation house (people with a refugee background). Tel: 0403 214 286 / Email:

Cathy Williams
Eastern suburbs, Melbourne
Certificate in Somatics, Performance & The Creative Process, Tamalapa; Certificate in Expressive Therapies, Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia; Masters of Social Science, RMIT, DTAA (Associate) Cathy Williams is a Community Development & Youth worker who specialises in Movement & Expressive Therapies. She runs  workshops for women;  programs for youth and newly arrived refugee children in primary schools; and is contracted to facilitate various programs with disadvantaged youth including survivors of sexual assault.  Tel: 0423 730 031 /Email: Website:

Lisa Yau
Melbourne, southern and eastern suburbs
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (University of Melbourne), Cert DMT (IDTIA), DTAA (Associate)
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. Tel: 0412 928 367 / Email:

Hannah Friebel
Melbourne, Bayside, South Eastern suburbs
Hannah is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Dance) at Deakin University. She has over ten years of training in contemporary dance, ballet and calisthenics. Hannah is a dancer and choreographer, with practice in teaching across Melbourne. She was a Research Assistant and Dance Teacher for the AllPlay Dance project, a NDIS initiative to benefit children with disabilities across Australia. Hannah has taught dance with therapeutic outcomes to children on the autism spectrum and adults with mental health challenges. She currently is collaborating with Headspace to create dance and movement programs for young people in mental health recovery.  Email: AllPlay Dance:


Kirsty Fromholtz
Sydney, rural and regional NSW
Qualifications: B Sc (Psych), Cert. DMT, Cert. IV Training and assessment, DTAA (Associate)
Movement experience with adults, children and teens with intellectual and physical disabilities, adolescents with eating disorders, depression, stress and anxiety, juvenile offenders and  to promote health and wellbeing. Kirsty has worked extensively with Deafblind adults.  Mob: 0476 265 056 / Email:

Liz Kerley
Byron Bay, NSW
Grad Dip Movement and Dance Therapy, Melbourne University, DTAA (Associate)
Area of specialist expertise: creative arts therapy, counselling, Biofeedback Energy Integration, yoga therapy  Mobile: 0420 334824 / Email:

Michelle Mahrer
IDTIA Diploma, Accredited 5Rhythms teacher, DTAA (Associate)
Michelle runs  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.  Tel 0419 269 986 /  Website

Elise McCallum
Kariong, NSW and NSW, Central Coast
Cert. DMT (IDTIA); Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy, Dip Transpersonal Counselling (IKON); Dip. Mask and Traditional Healing; Dancing for Birth™; Nia, DTAA (Associate)  Elise has many years experience working with children with additional needs in an educational setting and in the development of long term creative dance programs in local primary schools. She is currently offering ‘Deeply Moved’ movement meditations for women, focusing on embodiment, self-discovery and wellbeing.
Mob. 0451118054 /

Sharon Searle
The Shire, Sydney
B. Counselling, Grad. Dip. Dance Movement Therapy, DTAA (Associate)
Tel: 0421 766 709 / Email:

Satyo Cate Sullivan
Southern Highlands NSW and Shoalhaven NSW.
BCA; MA Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy; PACFA Reg, DTAA (Associate) 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.  Experience also with older people. Satyo also offers celebratory events for women through The Australian School of Tantra eg. Hen’s Nights.
Mobile 0412 122 010 / Email

Suzy Wolanski
Eastern Suburbs & Inner West
Dip.Teach (Primary), Cert. in DT (IDTIA), Cert. in Infant Massage (IAIM), training in Circle of Security, DTAA (Associate)
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 movement 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).
Mob: 0413 444 914 / Email:

Virginia Sada York
Central Tilba, South Coast, Sydney and North East Victoria
Qualifications: Advanced Clinical DMT, Graduate Diploma level (IDTIA), Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education (Macquarie University), Leaders” Circle teacher of InterPlay (improvisation programs), DTAA (Associate level).
Experience: Virginia runs group sessions with aged populations and carers of mental health consumers. She also facilitates improvisational movement sessions for adult populations based on ecstatic dance practices, InterPlay and moving meditations.  Mobile: 0419 200 737/ Email:

Maggie Young
Newcastle, Taree, Mid North Coast NSW, Kempsey and Port Macquarie areas
Cert. Dance Movement Therapy, M.A. Theatre, Cert. Alexander Technique, Teachers Cert. Primary, Secondary Schools, DTAA (Associate)
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.  Mob: 0456 614 148 / Email


Meredith Elton
Gold Coast
BSc; Grad. Dip. Visual & Performing Arts (Dance Therapy), RMIT; Grad Cert in Art and Community Engagement; training in Process Oriented Psychology, DTAA (Associate)  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. Tel: 0420 367 199 / Email:

Vanessa Jane Van der Werff 
Greater Brisbane area, Sunshine Coast, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich
Grad Cert DMT (IDTIA), Masters in Social Work (UQ)Certified Pilates & Zumba instructor. Completed RAD ballet Intermediate & ISTD contemporary dance Advanced
Graduate of RAW Dance Company, Completed Dance for PD (Parkinsons) training, DTAA (Associate)
Vanessa has over 30 years experience in dance, performance, choreography, creative expression and meditative practices and brings this to her business  (  Experienced with mental health, disadvantaged youth, and both physical and intellectual disabilities, Vanessa also has extensive experience working with indigenous and other cultures, elderly people, eating disorders, survivors of Parkinson’s and palliative care. Tel: 0404 051 513

Jeff Withers
Birkdale, QLD
B.Sc. (App. Psych), B. Ed; Grad Cert. NLP; Dip. Man. Dip. HRM, Dip. Proj Man, Dip. Mark’g, Dip. Teach; Cert. IV Bus, Cert. IV SBM, Cert. IV TAE; MABNLP(MP); DTAA (Associate). Jeff has an extensive background in communication and engagement coaching and consulting within the corporate, small business and private environments. His focus is working with individuals, teenagers, couples, and (corporate) teams seeking to enhance and grow their relationship performance towards identified outcomes. In so doing, he draws upon his own unique personal and professional development platform in conjunction with ballroom dancing to create difference for those he engages with.  Mob: 0409063239 / Email:

Katharina Lein
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Qualifications: Grad Dip Dance/Movement Therapy (Wesley Institute), Bachelor of Economic and Social Science (University of Sydney), DTAA (Associate)
Experience: Katharina runs group sessions in creative dance and movement with children aged 2 to 5 years. These sessions are aimed at supporting the children’s fine and gross motor skill development, as well as refining their social and cognitive skills and enhancing their emotional wellbeing. At times, these groups may include children with a mild developmental delay or diagnosed on the mild end of the autistic spectrum. Katharina also facilitates improvisational movement sessions for adult populations based on mindfulness and authentic movement.
Mobile: 0424011732 / Email:

Western Australia


Northern Territory

Margaret Petherick
Northern Territory
DipTech (OccTh), BAppSc (OT), MSc (Phc) Master’s Thesis: Dance, Meaning and Mental Health Promotion, DTAA (Associate)
Experienced with: Aged care, Mental health, Health promotion, Exploration of creativity and spirituality.
Tel: 08 8951 5158 / Email:

South Australia

Judith Adcock
Adelaide metropolitan region, South Australia
Bach. App.Sc. Occupational Therapy; Grad. Dip. Counselling Social Science. Cert. DMT IDTIA Advanced Dip DMT, DTAA (Associate)
Experience in high and low level dementia care units and with intellectual disability. Groups running for both frail elderly and intellectual disability. Experience with adult with eating addictions. Experience in working with children with developmental delay.  Tel: 0450 443 040 / Email:

 New Zealand

Barbara Eberhart
Dunedin Otago South Island New Zealand
Certifcate Dance Movement Therapy Auckland New Zealand, BA Dance Movement Therapy Munich Germany, Certificate Art Therapy Hamilton New Zealand, Certificate Drama Therapy Auckland New Zealand, DTAA (Associate)
Organisation name: DanceCreAction NZ
Tel: 027 825 7760  / Email:

Ann Way (aka Tran/Huynh Trieu An in Vietnamese)
Location: Auckland and Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Original from Vietnam.
BA (Art Industry – Graphic Art, Vietnam), MA (Fine Art, UK), DipCert (Dance Movement Therapy, New Zealand), DipCert (Level III, Playcentre Early Childhood & Adult Education, New Zealand). Currently studying GradDipSci (Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand).
Ann is a contemporary artist travelling around the globe for her international practice in performance art and installation. In New Zealand, Ann commutes between Auckland and rural Great Barrier Island working within the community to introduce Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) to local schools and senior citizen groups. Ann uses body as canvas and movement as language to communicate with her audience/clients. She values the work and its psychological aspects that lay underneath Art, Dance, Movement and Social interaction. Ann facilitates DMT groups with adults with different kinds of disabilities or affected by dementia, autism, down syndrome, ADHD and related disorders. Ann also works as a freelancer using DMT in Schools with kids with special needs and challenging behaviours.
Contact: +64 2 7429 0982 (mobile) / (email)

Anne Hurst
Auckland, New Zealand
Master Health Science (Expressive Therapies) – AUTMaster of Arts in Arts Therapies, Clinical – Whitecliffe College of Arts, Auckland, NZ, Post Graduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing – Massey University, Bachelor Health Science, Nursing – AUT, DTAA (Associate)
Full time clinical practice in expressive therapy for Eating Disorders Service, with clients ages 16 up,  specialising in depression, anxiety, ptsd, borderline personality disorder, sexual abuse healing. Group Therapeutic dance with adults in general community context. I offer placement for students as needed  Tel: 027 209 5516 / Email:

Susan Nel
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
Cert DMT NZ and currently completing Supervised Advanced Clinical Practicum with DMT NZ, DTAA (Associate)
Appointed Therapeutic Dance Teacher in 4 Special Needs Units in local Schools: Whakatane and Kawerau. Susan is a qualified registered Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Teacher . She is also working with several Pre Schools locally as Therapeutic Dance Teacher. Current  Groups: Children with Special Needs and on the Spectrum. Whakatane, Bay of Plenty. New Zealand  Mobile: +6421 210 5119 / Email: