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.
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
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
Forestville, New South Wales
Sydney (North Shore, Northern Beaches, City & Inner West, Hills District)
Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Exercise & Sport Science, Studied dance since early teens & trained as a contemporary dancer in Paris.
I trained in Auckland & online with the programs of Dance and Arts Therapy NZ, receiving my Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy in early 2019 & currently completing my last placement hours for the Advanced Clinical Practicum
I have DMT experience with children with disabilities in school setting, particularly autism & CP. Also in nursing home setting including dementia. Creative/therapeutic dance for children after school & in playgroup setting. I am interested in continuing to work with children of all abilities and have an extra interest in children with autism. I also want to incorporate developmental movement.
Telephone: 0403 833 413
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
Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Behavioural Science
International Dance Therapy Association Australasia (IDTIA) Foundation Course
Mental Health Community Support Services, Mums and Bubs, Adults seeking greater self-awareness & understanding, and post-traumatic growth.
Mob: 0474 512 247
Narrm, Melbourne, Victoria
Diplomas of Counselling Skills-Australian College of Applied Psycholody (ACAP)
Currently completing a Bachelor of Counselling-Australian Colldge of Applied Psycholody (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
Grace B. Yap-Kirk
Master of Spiritual Direction, Master in Business Administration, Grad Dip (Spirituality), Grad Cert (Divinity), Grad Cert (International Studies: Peace & Conflict Resolution), Dip (Montessori Education)
Cert, IDTIA (International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia)
Experience: Aged Care (high & low dementia groups, bedridden residents), elderly therapeutic dance groups, aged respite program and adults with disabilities
Mob: 0421 793 951
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
Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Dance Therapy New Zealand
Adults and children with special needs and disabilities; Families with mental illness and addiction issues; Children and caregivers of foster care; FASD Group: Prison rehabilitation program: Violence prevention.