ARBN 633105736

Nana Koch

Nana Koch – Bio


Nana Koch, Ed.D., ADTR, NCC (National Certified Counselor), CMA (Certffied Movement Analyst) is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science at Long Island University in New York. She was formerly Coordinator of the Hunter College Dance/Movement Therapy Masters Program (before it closed in 1996). She is a former Chair of the Credentials Committee of ADTA and has been a long standing member of the ADTA Approval Committee. Nana Koch has also had several articles published in ADTA journals. She teaches the work of Liljan Espenak in courses presented in New York and in Japan and Costa Rica.

Elizabeth Polk – 99 Years Young

Edition: 2002 Vol. 1 No. 1

Elizabeth Polk, Special education, Special needs children, DMT pioneers, dance teaching

Elizabeth Polk, together with early DMT pioneers such as Liljan Espenak in the USA, composed the first official definition for dance therapy. Elizabeth Polk focused on teaching dance to children with special needs, she also lectured and contributed to the formation and growth of the ADTA. Elizabeth Polk passed away at the age of 99 in 2001, after a lifetime of achievement and considerable contribution to the DMT field. This article is an insightful personal tribute to the nurturing and visionary teacher, by one of her students. (pp 8-9)

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