Jane Refshauge – Bio
Author/s: Jane Refshauge
Jane Refshauge, BA, MFA, DipDMT (IDTIA), MAPs, AuSTAT, has a background in the performing arts and psychology. She has studied, performed and taught dance and movement disciplines, that have developed from the premise that the body is a “psycho-physical unity”, working within professional dance studios, tertiary and secondary educational institutions, and psychiatric hospital settings. She studied Ideo-kinesis with Andre Bernard, Body-Mind Centring with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Kinetic Awareness with Elaine Summers and the Alexander Technique with June Ekman and Marjorie Barstow among others. In 1979 she met and worked with Deborah Hay and was invited by her to become a founding member of The Deborah Hay Dance Company in 1980. In 1984 she completed her MFA in Acting and Performance at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. On returning to Australia in 1984 Jane was invited to teach at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in the School of Dance. She qualifed as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 1989. She undertook an internship in Dance Movement Therapy at Princeton House, a unit of the Medical Centre at Princeton, New Jersey, under the supervision of Barbara Harrison. Jane’s Dance Movement Therapy Diploma, was completed under the direction of Dr Marcia Leventhal in 2003. She currently works in private practice as a psychologist utilizing both dance movement therapy and movement re-integration modalities and is completing her masters degree in Psychoanalytic Studies with the Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University.