Suzi Tortora – Bio
Author/s: Suzi Tortora
Dr. Tortora, Ed.D., BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC, received her doctorate in Early Childhood Education with a specialisation in infancy development from Teachers College, Columbia University. A Board Certified dance/movement therapist, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CMA), a Kestenberg Movement Profiler (KMP), she has studied Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; Authentic Movement with Janet Adler; anatomy, kinesiology and ideokinesis with Irene Dowd; and received certification in Yoga for the Special Child with Sonia Sumar. She is the senior dance therapist for the Integrative Medicine Services pediatric program Dréas Dream, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York. She is on the board of the New York ‘Zero-to-Three’ Network and holds faculty positions at the postgraduate Institute for Infants, Children & Families, the dance therapy program at the 92nd Street Y, Pratt Institute, and The New School. She has published numerous papers about her work and a book, The Dancing Dialogue: Using the communicative power of movement with young children, (2006, 2010, Marylands, Paul Brooks pub. Co).