Provisional Professional Members List

This page lists DTAA’s current Provisional Professional Members, those professionals who are recognised at the second highest level of credentialling in Australasia.

For a listing of other DTAA-recognised members, please go to our Professional Members’ Register.

For information about becoming a Provisional Professional Member, please go to our membership page.

Current Provisional Professional Members: to have your details on the list added or amended, please email DTAA Administrator


New South Wales

Cath Rummery  DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Sydney, Blue Mountains, NSW

Cert. DMT (IDTIA), BSc (Hons) (Biology), Currently completing Advanced Clinical Training Dance Therapy (IDTIA) and Graduate Diploma (Counselling)
Tel: 0418 641 472 / Email:


Anna Crooks  DTAA (Prov. DMT) 

MACATA Prof Mbr., Bachelor of Fine Arts (Monash), Master of Creative Arts Therapy (RMIT), IDTIA, currently studying Master of Social Work

Anna has worked with a variety of populations, including people with intellectual disabilities, mental health needs, aged care, and the general public in Melbourne, Sydney and now in Cairns.  She currently works with the elderly and people living with dementia, in aged care and respite facilities across the greater Cairns region.  She facilitates ARt and Dementia Tours at KickArts Contemporary Gallery, as well as creating regular creative dance classes and an authentic movement practice group with adults in the community.  To broaden her dance therapy practice, Anna has commenced further study in Social Work.  Email:  Mobile: 0405903019  Website: (currently under construction)


Katharina Lein, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Grad Dip Dance/Movement Therapy (Wesley Institute), Bachelor of Economic and Social Science (University of Sydney)

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 well-being. 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:


Ella Dumaresq, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne CBD, Inner city area, northern suburbs, western suburbs (Footscray area), eastern suburbs.

Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy, Phoenix Institute 2014 Bachelor of Arts, Monash University – First Class Honours in German Studies, 2012. Advanced RAD classical ballet technique (Royal Academy of Dance)

Ella is dance movement therapist and graduate researcher at CATRU (Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit), University of Melbourne. Based at VCA & MCM, Ella’s PhD project is about exploring women’s experiences and perceptions of exiting prison and transitioning into community. Dance movement therapy is the primary mode of inquiry for this project, and collaborative models of research and practice underscore this study. As a dancer, practitioner, and researcher, Ella is interested in the ways in which arts based practices and embodied inquiry can help inform and strengthen both practice and theory within the Creative Arts Therapies and beyond. Ella has also been practicing within Aged Care since graduating from DMT her studies in 2014. Organisation Name: Integral Body Motion Website:
Tel: 0411 500 678 Email:

Monica Espinoza Anguerre, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne North Eastern Suburbs

Adv. Clinical Training Dip. DMT (IDTIA), Cert. DMT (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).

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

Anna Foletta, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Eltham, Mt Eliza, Healesville and surrounding areas

Bachelor of Education (Prim) (Hons), Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix).

Currently working with primary/secondary school aged children with varying complex levels of intellectual and physical disabilities, individual and group work with people living with Dementia in an aged care facility, and holding movement/ritual/rites of passage work with pre-adolescent girls. Available for both group and individual sessions.
Website:    Mob: 0417 314 252 / Email:

Tessa Hens  DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne, South East Suburbs

Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Majoring in Dance (Deakin University), Post Graduate Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy (RMIT),  Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector – Specialist Teaching (Canterbury Christchurch University, UK).

Tessa has had a life-long engagement with dance, training at university level in numerous dance styles alongside other creative arts modalities.  She also has fifteen years of experience in working with both adults and children with intellectual and physical disabilities both in Australia and the UK where she was trained in the most up to date teaching methodologies related to working with people living with disabilities.  She currently runs regular innovative Dance Movement Therapy programs for adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the South East.  Tessa also works with young children with disabilities on a sessional basis and enjoys collaborating with a range of specialists in this work to integrate Speech and Occupational Therapy goals with her DMT work.  Tessa has in the last year collaborated with Post-Doctoral researcher, Dr Kim Dunphy of the Creative Arts Therapy Unit at Melbourne University to examine assessment in DMT practice and its relationship with the incoming National Disability Insurance Scheme.  She is also collaborating with a specialist Early Learning Centre in central Melbourne to explore the way dance and movement can inform teaching for young children with intellectual disability and the way these approaches align with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework.  Tessa is passionate about sharing the capacity of dance and embodied practice to promote wellbeing learning and growth.
Email: Mob: 0407565135

Laura Houley  DTAA (Prov. DMT)


Bachelor of Arts (Dance and Literature), Masters of Teaching (Secondary), Dip. Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix Institute), Dip. Dance (SDS UofN), Fitness (Cert III & IV), Allied Health Assistant (Cert III), Certificate IV in Christian Ministry.

Laura is experienced in neurological, special needs, and aged care populations, as well as having a special interest in trauma and experience working with culturally diverse and disadvantaged populations. ​Laura completed her full time dance training through the University of the Nations in the US, before completing her practical field placement teaching dance and working with marginalised and underprivileged children and refugees in Thailand. Laura is passionate about using movement and expression to overcome cultural, linguistic, social, physical, and emotional barriers and aid in personal development and growth. Her background in Allied Health makes her experienced at working within a multidisciplinary approach to support clients to reach their goals. Laura’s company MoveDanceBe Dance Movement Therapy and Classes offers a range of individual and group sessions that promote wellness through movement and expression. Located in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs Laura conducts home visits, and small groups through to holiday programs and workshops for children, adolescents and adults. MoveDanceBe’s classes and workshops are informed by Laura’s passion for movement and it’s connection to wellness. MoveDanceBe believe’s dance expression should be inclusive, encouraging and safe at all times. ​​  Website: / Email: / Phone: 0498 579 929

Sarah McGregor  DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Hawthorn, Victoria

B. Soc Science, B.Soc Work, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Cert DT, Psychologist, Social Worker, Dance Therapist

Sarah’s dance therapy experiences includes groups for women survivors of sexual assault. Specialist areas sexual assault, depression, bulimia.
Mob: 0409 173 879  / Email:


Meagan Otu  DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Northern suburbs

BA Creative Dance and Anthropology, Dip Dance Movement Therapy, Dip Kinesiology, Reiki 3a, and is a certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner.

Meagan has a background in traditional West African dance.  Currently she works in Creative dance for Mothers and babies and teaches within an early learning centre.  She has previous experience providing dance therapy for children with Autism as well as workshops for community groups to support an embodied integration of body, mind, and spirit for well-being.  Meagan also works in private practice with people experiencing emotional overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and offers the Mongan Method of Hypnobirthing to support parents in a gentle, calm, positive birth experience.

Mob: 0468968195  Email:

Anjali Sengupta (Prov. DMT)

Ormond, Melbourne

Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, Grad Dip DMT, 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. Telephone: 0401 334 738 / Email: Website:


Joanne Terkel (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne city and surrounding areas

MA Psych, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Dip DMT

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:



Eri Mullooly-Hill Konishi (Prov.DMT)

Hobart, Australia & Nara, Japan

RDMP(ADMPUK)  BA in Arts in Humanity (Mie University, Japan)  MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths University of London, UK)

Embracing body as the central focus, Eri brings authenticity and joy into working with people. As a Dance Movement Therapist Eri has worked with children with emotional difficulties, adults in mental health settings, older adults with dementia, and children and adults with special needs. She was involved in performance projects for young carers in London and created a dance performance piece with children with Down Syndrome in Osaka, using DMT approaches. Eri has offered DMT sessions to various groups of people in Japan and Australia. Drawing the individual’s attention to Body-mind connection, Eri works psychodynamically, relating to people where they are.  Eri is originally from Japan. Since a child, she has always been curious about cultural differences, which later encouraged her to travel extensively. She lived in Germany, UK, and Australia, and stayed long-term in India. In her work Eri welcomes diversity and the richness it can bring to our life.  Eri has been learning Kathak, one of the Indian classical dance forms and is also involved in a local Bollywood dance group in Tasmania.  Eri has taught dance to children in Japan.


New Zealand

Maud Gubbels- DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, New Zealand. Originally from The Netherlands.

Bachelor of Creative Therapy Dance and Movement (Netherlands) NVDAT

After 4 years of study in The Netherlands Maud started her journey as a Dance Movement Therapist, from working as a dance teacher to starting her own practice and offering DMT in different populations. She has worked with neurotypical children, teens and adults; elderly with dementia & Alzheimer; adults diagnosed with a personality disorder and/or depression and women who were affected by cancer. She provides DMT in groups and individual sessions. To continue the adventure of learning about DMT she moved to New Zealand and is currently working with DTNZ to gain experience in working with adults with disabilities and children with autism.

Contact via email:


Verity Larraman (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, New Zealand, originally from U.K.

Cert in DMT, Adv Clinical Practicum DMT (DTNZ), Yoga Teacher (YTF), Massage Therapist (VTCT Massage).

Verity is a dance movement therapist, yoga instructor, massage therapist and mother of 2 who empathetically combines these somatic experiences to expand wellness and aid relaxation for individuals either one on one or in group settings. Areas of D.M.T. clinical experience extends to working with children diagnosed with A.S.D., A.D.H.D. and Dispraxia, in group and individual sessions.  Drop in groups for mothers and babies supporting attachment.  Community based sessions for other abled adults with carers for fun and social connection. Individual sessions for teenage girls with depression and anxiety, for non verbal stress alleviation.  Supporting wellness in neurotypical adults, individually and in groups. Verity is inspired by what drives the human spirit through adversity and  encourages the potential to playfully journey within, connect with ourselves, each other and the world in which we choose to inhabit.
Email:  Mobile: 0064 226583002


Doreen Lehmann DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Germany

Cert in DMT, Adv Clinical DMT (DTNZ) Cert in Yoga Teacher (IYTA, NZ), Adv. Yoga Teacher (Donna Farhi),

After receiving her qualification from the ‘International Yoga Teacher Association’ in 2006, Doreen began her movement career teaching yoga and   working with people of different ages and many walks of life. Later she deepened her knowledge as a student of Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training in 2012. Subsequently the study of Dance Movement Therapy became a natural extension. In the DMT training, she found a deeper understanding of our physical movement integrations as well as psychological theories within our mental and emotional body.  Since graduating from DTNZ, Doreen’s Body – Mind work provided many opportunities for a variety of populations.  Currently, Doreen is active as a DMT therapist working with children through the Stars program in Christchurch (DTNZ).  Additionally, she provides DMT work in a group or individual sessions for the mature age at rest homes, as well as private sessions for individuals in her home studio. Mob: +64211264917  Email: website:


Emilia Rubio DTAA (Prov. DMT) 

From Buenos Aires, Argentina – currently based in Auckland.

Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy (TAE), Dance Movement Therapist, Professional Contemporary Dancer and performer

Emilia holds post-graduate training in Dance Movement Therapy from BRECHA (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and a Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy in TAE (Lima, Peru). She studied to a professional level as a Contemporary Dancer and worked as a professional dancer in a contemporary dance company for 14 years in Buenos Aires. She has also been working as a performer in Touch Compass Dance Co, while collaborating in research and  dance projects with choreographers in both NZ and Argentina. She currently leads Dance Movement Therapy programmes  for children, youths and adults with special and high needs in primary school community centres and arts studios.  Emilia is a dance tutor for inclusive dance community classes and in choreographic workshops in schools. Emilia offers private Dance Movement Therapy in both individual and group sessions for neuro-typical adults in English and Spanish languages. She centers her work combining movement and multi-modal arts expressions.  Mob: +64 210406140   Email:


Ann Way (aka Tran/Huynh Trieu An in Vietnamese) DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Auckland and Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Original from Vietnam.

BA (Art Industry – Graphic Art, Vietnam), MA (Fine Art, UK), DipCert (DMT, 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 who uses body as canvas and movement as language to communicate with her audience/clients. Graduated as a performance and installation artist from the prestigious University for Creative Arts, Canterbury (UK) Ann had been exhibited her works around EU, USA and SEA before relocated to New Zealand in 2014.  In New Zealand, Ann commutes between Auckland and rural Great Barrier Island working within the community to introduce Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and Creative Movement to local schools and senior citizen groups.   As a researcher at School of Psychology, University of Auckland (NZ) Ann currently focuses on her one-year special research paper. Her study looks at Dance Movement Therapy as intervention in behaviour and learning examining its effectiveness with a Randomized Controlled Trial.  Ann spends her free time either volunteering with the Early Learning Lab at University of Auckland or practicing Authentic Movement with her online peers and her daughter, Manuka.  Contact: +64 2 7429 0982 (mobile) / (email)  Blog:


Bex Williamson DTAA (Prov. DMT)

North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand

BA (Ed/ Psych), Cert in DMT, Adv Clinical DMT (DTNZ), currently studying MSc (Psychology with endorsement in Health Psychology) at Massey University.

Bex has a range of experience in the arts: playing trumpet in a marching band; a percussionist; a fire performer; a dance teacher; a clown; a playwright and a professional Belly Dancer. She brings all of these experiences with her as a therapist.  While nearing the completion of her BA, she started working for a youth disability organisation in Auckland. She sought a way to integrate the movement and dance in her life with her work in the disability sector, which subsequently resulted in her completing her Certificate and then Advanced Clinical Practicum in Dance/ Movement Therapy with DTNZ.  Bex has worked with children, adolescents and adults. She is currently working with both groups and individuals in the disability sector. Mob: +6421437101  Email: