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Associate Members List

This page lists members who have achieved Associate Membership status of the DTAA by graduation from an AQF 6 (or NZQF) DMT training program, or returning to the profession after a break.

These members can be identified by the post-nominal of DTAA (Assoc.DMT)

An Associate member also

  • Has completed 40 hours of leading DMT sessions and 10 hours of supervision
  • Continues to undertake additional training from a recognized DMT training program
  • Is currently in supervision with Professional or Clinical DMT.
  • Agrees to abide by ethical conduct as set out in DTAA’s Code of Ethics
  • Holds professional indemnity insurance
  • Is a fully paid Associate Member of DTAA, renewing their membership annually.

For information about becoming an Associate Member, please go to the membership page.

An Associate member does not have the option to deactivate as they are still working toward Professional membership.  If membership lapses, the Associate will not be automatically renewed and must reapply.

For a listing of other DTAA-recognised members, please go to the Professional Members’ Register and the Provisional Professional Members page.

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Sandi Middleton
Brunswick Heads, Norther Rivers, New South Wales

Cert. Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA, Certificate Institute for Executive Coaching, Bachelor of Science (Ecology), The Essence of Appreciative Inquiry Training Course, Zenergy Facilitation Training

Sandi is a dance movement therapist, purpose coach, leadership facilitator and an African dance teacher. She finds joy and wisdom in movement practices and strongly values the healing nature of dance through bodyfulness, as well as mindfulness. Sandi is passionate about sharing the capacity of dance and embodied practice to promote wellbeing, learning and growth.

Sandi combines evidence-based dance-movement therapy and coaching to help clients reconnect with their body and mind and reach their human potential.

She has experience working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma, children with physical and intellectual disabilities, older adults with dementia and new mothers and babies.

Sandi is currently working as a dance movement therapist and coach, working with clients in a group and one-on-one setting. She runs a community authentic movement class and an African inspired, dance movement class. She enjoys inviting others to experience the joy and freedom of moving and from their essential self.

Telephone: 0415 749 714


Alana Parrott-Jolly
Charlestown, New South Wales

Newcastle and the Hunter Region

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Learning), Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), Child Centered Play Therapy (currently working towards registered Play Therapist status), Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment

2019 Foundation Course with IDTIA Graduate

Parent & Child Dyad, ‘Parents & Bubs’ specialising in play, attachment and trauma. Children, specifically early childhood (0-8 years old) using play and dance therapy. Children with special needs or a disability. Womens groups, womens sexuality groups, pre and post natal womens groups. Aged Care and Intergenerational groups.

Telephone: 0417 671 464

Dominique Williamson

Sydney (North Shore, Northern Beaches, City & Inner West, Hills District)

Certificate & Advance Practicum in Dance Movement Therapy DTNZ, Neurodevelopmental Therapist INPP practitioner 2022, Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Exercise & Sport Science 2001, Dancer & dance teacher for 30+ years

Dominique offers dance movement therapy encompassing art & expression, sense of self, therapeutic processes, neurodevelopment, mindfulness, communication & more as the needs of her clients are unveiled.

She works with children of all abilities & neuro diversity, creating a safe space where she leads the child to connect with themselves & others in rhythm, regulation & expression. The approach is developmental & relational as per the human blueprint for growth. Dominique has experience in school settings with children with disabilities & with neglect, as well as afterschool therapeutic creative dance. She has a keen interest in neuro diversity & working with children on the autism spectrum, since research shows that neuro motor development & mirror neurons are part of the equation there is so much scope for movement interventions. Dominique has DMT experience with the elderly in nursing home settings & in clinical exercise rehabilitation. She offers sessions for women’s cultural groups & is looking forward to expand her work with more women’s groups.


Telephone: 0403 833 413

Northern Territory



Emily Earthstar Lile
Hawthorne, Melbourne, Victoria

B.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Biology and M.Sc Rehabilitation Science (with licence to practice physiotherapy)
IDTIA Foundation course, Melbourne
All souls welcome.  Draws on experience with health professionals, new mothers and babies, adults and children.  Supported growth and development with trauma informed approach


Mobile: 0458 854 061


Stacey Lake
Narrm, Melbourne, Victoria

Diplomas of Counselling Skills-Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
Currently completing a Bachelor of Counselling-Australian Colledge of Applied Psychology (ACA)
Foundation Course in Dance Movement Therapy-International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia (IDTIA)
Experience working with older adults with dementia, and young people with physical and intellectual disabilities.


Mob: 0457 934 760



Anna Payne
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Grad Dip Somatics & Dance Movement Therapy; Dip Art Therapy (registered counsellor); Cert Dance Movement Therapy; Dip Contemporary Dance; Cert Community Services (case management); Cert IV Contemporary Pilates

Tensegrity Training QLD; Dance & Arts Therapy NZ

Art & movement-based therapy for mental wellbeing. Create, move, thrive!


Mob: 0406277412


Sara Lane
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland

B. A (Hons) Dance Studies, Dip. MBE’d HICAT, Creative Arts Therapies, Adv. Cert. Child and Youth Psychology and Counselling, Dip. Personal Training, Pilates and Fitness Instruction, Level 1 Yoga Therapy and Healing.

Currently studying to complete KMP, Kestenberg Movement Profile Certification.

Cert. Dance Movement Therapy, IDTIA, Melbourne

I have been working with children, adults and adults with mixed disabilities for many years. I work closely with mixed disability clients with high and low needs, working therapeutically and physically to maintain fitness, social integration and well being. Experience with age care and dementia groups. Working with mums and bubs and mental health groups is an area I hope to move into.


Mob: 0466 500 139


Olivia Rooney
Ashgrove/Meanjin/Brisbane: Queensland
Cert 4 and Diploma of Performing Arts (Dance) – Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training Centre
Graduate Diploma of Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy- Tensegrity Training

Olivia has worked with a range of demographics including; NDIS & neurodivergent clients, adults with mental health concerns, children, teenagers & has worked with the elderly. She believes in the power of movement & thoroughly enjoys witnessing the growth in her clients. Olivia offers group & individual therapy and is currently seeing clients at the Bardon Counselling Centre & at her home clinic.

0458 787 650

South Australia




Western Australia


New Zealand

Hilda Malibin
Waihi, New Zealand
Medical Degree – MB. BCh. B.A.O ( Ireland ) , Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapy – Whitecliffe Collge

Diploma in Dance & Movement Therapy – Dance Therapy New Zealand

+64 27 4226500