Dance Therapy Association of Australia

Regional Reps

jacquelyn wanJung-Hsu Jacquelyn Wan

Jung-Hsu Jacquelyn Wan, (B.Sc. (Applied Psych); MA (Dance/Movement Therapy in Creative Arts Therapies); ADTA (R-DMT); TDTA (CDT); ANZATA (AThR); DTAA (Professional)

Originally from Taiwan, Jacquelyn currently practices as a clinical dance movement psychotherapist and dance movement therapy trainer/supervisor in New Zealand. Her clinical experience involves a variety of populations, from young children to elderly, including individuals with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit disorder (ADHD), attachment and trauma related issues, physical/multi disabilities, mental health issues in psychiatric facilities; as well as people who are seeking holistic well-being and growth. She is passionate about advocating for dance movement therapy and believes in collaboration with other professionals in the field. Her vision serving as regional rep. for DTAA is to be the bridge, which helps to strengthen communications between the regions and gives voice to local dance movement therapists.


econnorkellyE. Connor Kelly

E. Connor Kelly, Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy New York University (USA), Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist (USA), Licensed Professional Counselor (Colorado, USA), DTAA (Professional), currently resides on the island of Guam, USA. She spent the past 12 plus years in New Plymouth, New Zealand, working with head-injured adults and having a small private practice. Her experiences include working with developmentally disabled adults and children, frail elderly, children and families, and adults. She studies and facilitates Authentic Movement (30 years), Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body Mapping and Physical Storytelling, (co-created with Dr Steve Harvey), contributed to various community dance projects/performances and also teaches yoga. She has lived in four countries and taught in various dance movement therapy programmes as well as supervising students and professional dance movement therapists. She has authored and co-authored several articles and presented at numerous conferences. A La Leche League Leader for more than 20 years, over the past 12 years in New Zealand she has helped to accredit new leaders and review books. For 10 years she was a consumer representative for NZ College of Midwives Standards Review Team.

Previous ADTA committee work includes President of two USA chapters, past Education Chairperson for ADTA as well as Programme Committee Chairperson of the ADTA for the NCATA conference in 1990 in Washington, DC. She has supported the work of the DTAA over many years through her involvement in a number of committees.


alex jordanAlex Jordan

Alex Jordan, Adv. Dip. DMT IDTIA, Grad. Dip Psychology, BA, BSc (Hons), DTAA (Associate), has worked as a dance movement therapist in a range of settings including as a child focussed counsellor for refugee and asylum seeker families, with young people with mild and high support needs, and diverse mums and babies groups. She has contributed to pilot programs using dance therapy in post-conflict/ developing countries including Cambodia, Thailand/ Burma and Timor L’este.

Alex has resided in the Northern Territory for 12 years and has run dance and other therapeutic programs in Indigenous communities in Darwin, Tiwi Islands and Maningrida. She is also an active contributor to the local community dance scene including her role as a key facilitator for the Darwin Dance Collective. Alex is currently on maternity leave, planning to return to dance movement therapy practice early in 2017.


alice owenAlice Owen

Alice Owen, Cert Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance Melb Uni, ADA Performing Arts Lismore CEA, Practising Member Speech Pathology Australia, DTAA (Assoc), is a speech pathologist, dance movement therapist and creative dance and improvisation teacher in private practice working with people of all ages with and without disabilities using Laban Movement Analysis to assist people to explore and improve their movement range and potential. Alice has run dance movement therapy and creative dance workshops in aged care hostels, special schools, CPL adult day centres, TAFE and other settings including overseas. She is currently running workshops for adults with disabilities and working with children using dance movement therapy and speech therapy combined. She provides training and supervision and practice opportunities for dance movement therapy students from the IDTIA course and the MBST course.