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Provisional Professional Members List

This page lists the current Provisional Professional Members of DTAA.  These professionals are recognised at the second highest level of credentialing in Australasia.

These members can be identified by the post-nominal of DTAA (Prov DMT).

Provisional Professional members have demonstrated that they

  • Have sufficient experience to deliver quality therapeutic services for clients with a number of issues
  • Undertake ongoing professional development and receive professional supervision of their work
  • Agree to abide by ethical conduct as set out in DTAA’s Code of Ethics
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance
  • Are fully paid Provisional Professional Members of DTAA, renewing their membership annually.

For a listing of other DTAA-recognised members, please go to our Professional Members’ Register and the Associate Member page.

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

A Provisional Professional member does not have the option to deactivate as they are still working toward professional membership.  If membership lapses, the Provisional Professional member will not be automatically renewed and must reapply.  If a break from DMT work is warranted due to personal, health or family circumstances, they must continue to pay their Provisional Professional membership fee. If paying the fee creates a hardship, they must write to the Administrator, PMC Convener, and Treasurer to explain the circumstances and discuss a fee adjustment.

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New South Wales

Janina Catalao Dionisio Murta DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Central Coast, NSW
Online Sessions Available

Certificate and Advanced Clinical Practicum in Dance Movement Therapy; Trained yoga teacher and yoga therapist in training; 10 years experience as a research consultant and project manager.

Janina is passionate about helping people to re-connect with their own body and emotions, and through this restore their innate vitality. Drawing on dance therapy and yoga, Janina offers a caring and non-judgemental space for embodied and creative self-exploration. She offers 1:1 and group sessions, face-to-face or online, and works with people with varied movement abilities. In addition to this, Janina co-developed and manages the program Rhythm is Life at the non-for-profit Heartdancers. This program is aimed at transforming the lives of older people through dance, music, and art. As someone who has had cancer and experienced the emotional and physical stress that comes with it, Janina also has a strong interest in working with women affected by this illness. She believes that dance and yoga can be very effective in helping women affected by cancer feel calmer, re-gain confidence in their own body, and feel more energised and uplifted.
Telephone: +61424333495  Email:  Web:

Sandra Perrin DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Sydney, NSW

Cert. IV Community Services, BArts, BSc (Psychology), Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy

Sandra has experience with a diverse range of groups including mental health, disability, culturally and linguistically diverse, autism carers, seniors, autistic adults and preschool children. Her group program, “Make A Move”, provides a supportive and nurturing space for people to express their emotions and develop their creativity through movement. It includes a range of dance styles along with creative improvisation and use of props that can be adapted to suit the group. She also offers individual therapy. Sandra is currently involved in running peer support groups and social events for autistic adults, and has previous experience as a mental health peer worker, job coach and children’s dance teacher. She currently enjoys belly dancing, singing and yoga.

Tel: 0458 560 655




Anna Scheuringer, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Master of Creative Arts Therapy (Dance Movement Therapy), The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Business (PR/Marketing), Queensland University of Technology

I support people to move safely towards their goals using a variety of therapeutic methods including movement, dance, visual art and verbal counselling. I am a professionally registered Art Therapist with ANZACATA, Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), and Dance Movement Therapist with the Dance Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA). I hold a Master of Creative Arts Therapy with a specialisation in Dance Movement Therapy and work from a person-centred trauma-informed approach to deliver tailored individual sessions. My areas of expertise include psychosocial disability, mental health, trauma and chronic pain. I offer creative arts therapy and dance movement therapy via telehealth for individuals and NDIS plan-managed/self-managed participants. For appointments, visit

I also offer in-person art therapy sessions at Whole Hearts and Minds Services, located in Brisbane, Qld.



Aiko Ushizuka, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Advanced Clinical Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy (Tensegrity Training). Individual disability support work certificates. Planned completion of Integrated Diploma of Contemporary Pilates course in 2022 (Tensegrity Training). Aiko is originally from Japan and currently enjoys working as a yoga teacher, dance teacher, and support worker for people with disabilities. She also performs as a professional belly dancer at restaurants and community events. She facilitates movement therapy classes for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, as well as mental health issues. In the near future, she will also be working with children of any age range.
Her passion is to share the benefits and beauty of dance movement therapy to people from all walks of life.



Anna Kneen, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Brisbane, Logan City, Gold Coast

Advance Clinical Training in Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy, Diploma Counselling

Worked with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds including elderly, disability, palliative care, pregnant women, homeless, couples, and children. Familiar with a multi-modal approach, incorporating art, journaling, play, props, nature, outdoors, water, animals, and music into the work to engage creativity and exploration. Strong focus on acquainting with, engaging, and embracing one’s identity and relationship with self and others to explore, learn, heal, and grow.

Telephone: 0488184850  Email:


Christie Trowers , DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Advanced Clinical Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy – Tensegrity Training (2020), Structural Integration – Anatomy Trains (2017), Dip. Remedial Massage (1996)

As a structural body worker Christie in the first instance through touch in the form of myofascial release assists her clients in awakening their somatic awareness, leading to a further curiosity or need to release held postures. As clients become more curious or sense that their body patterns may be closely linked to their life challenges, Christie will work on alternate sessions with clients in Dance Movement Therapy and hands on bodywork. She will often work with clients as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Christie works with clients that have diagnosed C-PTSD and PTSD, anxiety, depression, life changing illness. She also works in collaboration with her clients, using Dance Movement Therapy as a resource to help them achieve their personal development goals.

Mobile: +61 459547681 Email: Web:

Clare Apelt DTAA (Prov. DMT) 

Brisbane and South East Queensland, Australia

Her qualifications include BA Fine Arts – Drama, QUT; Masters of Creative Art Therapy, M.I.E.C.A.T. Inc.; and Advanced Clinical Somatic & Dance Movement Therapy, Tensegrity Training.

Clare is a dance therapist / activator and community cultural development practitioner who has worked with diverse populations and needs including children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clare is currently working for Lutheran Services within the Creative Programs Advisory team. This team works collaboratively with Lutheran Services aged care residents and community services members to develop client directed activity programs that are diverse, creative, and most importantly joyful.

Telephone: +61424451358  Email:


Sarah Tuckett DTAA (Prov. DMT) 
Brisbane and Online

Master of Mental Health (Psychotherapy) – University of Queensland (2018). Advanced Clinical Skills in Somatics and Dance-Movement Therapy – Tensegrity Training (2020). Diploma of Integrated Somatic Psychotherapy (2015) and Advanced Diploma (2019).

Since 2015 Sarah has been helping clients suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more. As a university-educated body psychotherapist and counsellor she has now helped hundreds of people to discover the power of working with the body – not just talking about the problem. She combines evidence-based dance-movement therapy, body psychotherapy and talking therapies to help clients learn how to calm their body and mind, go deeper into long-held beliefs and unprocessed emotions, and move through anxiety and pain. Through movement we remember, feel and heal old wounds. Sarah has been leading body-mind movement classes since 2015 and several workshops a year. Due to Covid-19 she is currently working mostly 1:1 with clients. Sarah operates a private practice in inner North Brisbane. As a clinical member of PACFA she is able to offer health fund rebates for Bupa, Medibank Private, Police Health and Emergency Services Health.

Mobile: +61450220059 Website:


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)


Amy Pyers, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Geelong, Victoria Australia

Advanced Clinical Training in Somatics & Dance Movement Therapy- Tensegrity Training Neuro Linguistic Practitioner- Destiny Pursuit Fitness Certificate – Great Southern Regional College of Tafe

Amy has delivered many group and personal sessions working with several populations including NDIS participants, LGBTIQ+, anxiety, PSTD, seniors, children and the general population. Her area of focus is senior citizens and special needs offering a person centered approach based around the need for community connection and building confidence with an emphasis on increasing mobility, balance and coordination. Application of LMA, Bartenieff fundamentals, Developmental Movement Patterns as well as creative dance activities offers the clients a space to explore, make choices, discover and grow. Amy also runs an adult group which offers a safe space for participants to reconnect to themselves, process emotions, gain insight using authentic movement and creative dance practices.

Tel: (+61) 0421 192 125  Email:

Web: https://www.Movement Classes | Linktree


Ashleigh Berry, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne, including inner East and inner North Suburbs, VIC Australia

Bachelor of Arts: Dance (Hons) – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Integrated Diploma of Contemporary Pilates – Tensegrity Training
Advanced Clinical Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy – Tensegrity Training
Breathing Retraining in Clinical Practice Level 1 – Breathability

Experience in working with clients with chronic pain and supporting healing from past traumatic experiences, experience with elite dance students recovering from acute injuries and chronic pain.

Tel: 03 9429 6448  Email:



Suzanne Hurley, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne and North Eastern Area, VIC Australia

MA Counselling and Human Services, Grad dip Counselling and Human Services, Adv Dip Applied Science, Cert DMT

Psychiatric inpatient DMT with infants (under 12mnths) and their parents. Community parent /infant DMT & play.

Tel: 0402 407 925 Email:


Anna Foletta, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Eltham and surrounding areas, Mount Eliza and surrounding areas

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

Anna has been holding movement/ritual/rites of passage work with pre-adolescent girls, teenagers and women for over ten years, and uses DMT practices to explore and deepen this work on a regular basis. She offers this work in private practice and is also available for corporate standalone workshops. Anna has experience working with primary/secondary school aged children with varying complex levels of intellectual and physical disabilities, and has extensive experience working with adults living with intellectual disabilities in a group DMT setting as well. She has worked with individuals and facilitated group work with people living with Dementia in aged care facilities, and in residential homes with people living with acquired brain injuries. 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 Wong  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)


MCAT (Dance Therapy) B.A (Anthropology & Dance) Dip. (Dance Therapy). Postgraduate PlayTh.Cert. Dip Health Science (Kinesiology). Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner.

Meagan is a Dance Therapist offering dance and creative arts therapy programs, incursions and workshops, designed to support areas of mental health, community development and wellbeing, and trauma informed services. Meagan additionally works in a clinical mental health practice supporting children and parents utilising dance movement therapy and therapeutic play.

Meagan’s experience includes children and adult mental health: Parent/baby dyads; birth trauma, anxiety; depression; selective mutism; psychosocial concerns; trauma; domestic violence; autism; neurodiversity; healthy ageing; neurological & cognitive conditions: Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinsons, M.S, Stroke.

Email: Mobile: 0468 968 195 website:


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:

South Australia

Judith Adcock (Prov.DMT)

Goolwa, South Australia
Fleurieu Peninsula, Aldinga and Southern Metropolitan Region of Adelaide, Eastern Metropolitan Region of Adelaide

Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy, Grad. Dip. of Social Science (Counselling), Cert. 4 Mental Health, Certificate in Child and Infant Mental Health, Adult Disabled

Since Graduating from IDTIA I have worked in aged care with groups and individuals within community and residential settings. I have lead groups for young adults within the disability sector and within community settings. I have lead groups for adults within the community and presented dance therapy sessions to students in art therapy. I am experienced in developing and leading a dance therapy program for a child with developmental delay and have conducted sessions for children from aged 2-5 within a playgroup for children from culturally diverse populations. I am particularly interested to continue working within settings which acknowledge the contribution the expressive arts and dance -movement therapy can make to continued learning at all stages of development. As I have experience within health and community based settings I understand the importance of seeing dance movement as a `human` experience.


Telephone: 0450443040

Western Australia

Jordine Cornish (Prov.DMT)

Jalbarragup, Western Australia
South West Western Australia (Margaret River to Bunbury Region)

2021 Master of Creative Arts Therapies (Dance Movement Therapy), University of Melbourne 2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Choreography), University of Melbourne 2010 Bachelor of Contemporary Dance, University of Melbourne 2007 Diploma in Dance Performance, Dance World Studios, Australia



Amanda Calabro (Prov.DMT)

Launceston, TAS

Bachelor of Nursing, Post Graduate certificate in Rehabilitation Nursing, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (still undertaking)

Elderly clients in retirement homes, Special needs groups, Authentic Movement

My passion is to create a difference in people’s lives through movement therapy connecting mind, body and spirit to bring a new awareness and healing that medicine and counselling alone fail to do. I want to combine all my modalities to truly help people and change the world one person, one group at a time. I enjoy working with all populations, however in my future work I aim to work with adolescents who suffer with trust, safety, insecurities, self-doubt, lack of confidence, bullying etc, enabling them to step into their own authenticity and be the best they can be. I am also very interested in special needs and through my practical experience have come to realise how empowering, beneficial and needed movement therapy is for this population. As well as this I am creating programs to work with clients,both adults and children who have suffered trauma.


Telephone: 0417 539 214

New Zealand

Julie Crocker (Prov. DMT)
Whanganui, New Zealand & Surroundings

Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ)
• Lead Therapist of ‘Dance 4 Us’ Whanganui (Weekly group session for mixed-abilities community)
• Private practice for 1-1 Dance Movement Therapy sessions
• DMT group sessions with older people, in care home settings
• Authentic Movement workshops for women
• Positive psychology, human-centered, somatic approach
Support clients with: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & related symptoms / Depression & Anxiety / Identity exploration / Self-esteem

+64 0211216965


Mollie Rong Chen (Prov. DMT)
Auckland, New Zealand and Online

PGDip. Ed in Counselling and Guidance
NZ Cert. Health and Wellbeing in Mental Health and Addiction

I am a qualified counsellor issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in China, and a 200-Hour Certified Meditation Teacher. Had my 2 years Diploma of DMT training with DTNZ. Specialize in working with children and families from diverse backgrounds: Trauma, PTSD, ASD, ADHD, and Developmental Delay. My work experience includes Autism Early Intervention services and the MOJ programme for young trauma survivors, in individual and group settings. In my practice, I integrate modalities based on clients’ needs to support them achieve their goals more effectively, including Narrative, Dance Movement Therapy, Therapeutic Play, Arts, and Mindfulness. Working language:中文 and English.

+64  22 317 2550


Brittany Kohler (Prov. DMT)
Auckland, New Zealand

Diploma Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ), Bachelor Performing and Screen Arts, major Contemporary Dance (BPASA) – Unitec Institute of Technology

Brittany is a Dance Movement Therapist, professional dancer/choreographer and dance facilitator based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She has offered group and individual dance therapy to children on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as creative dance sessions to the elderly. Brittany combines her professional dance experience and her Dance Movement Therapy training to empower those she works with, prioritising compassion, curiosity and creativity in her work. She is looking forward to working more with elderly dancers in the near future.

Telephone: +642102498211


Jennifer Bloomfield (Prov. DMT)
Wellington NZ and online sessions available

BA Cultural Anthropology (UCSC), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Creative Writing/Poetry (SAIC), Foundation Certificate Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ), Diploma Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ), Diploma Dru Yoga (350 hours).

Jenny has offered group and individual dance therapy to adults and young adults with disabilities including Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum, depression, and more, and yoga to young women with mild schizophrenia. She regularly offers yoga, therapeutic dance, and community dance to neuro-typical kids and adults. She has experience guiding a therapeutic drum group, and enjoys integrating rhythm activities into her group DMT sessions. Jenny loves to support clients in a journey of self-discovery to facilitate pathways toward greater ease, flow, and joy and weaves her knowledge of yoga, mindfulness, and rhythm into her therapy practice. She has a personal interest in the use of gentle mobilisation and breath integration for healing chronic pain and anxiety.

Jenny currently offers weekly DMT groups for adults/young adults with disabilities (DTNZ), weekly West African dance and yoga for all, and 1:1 DMT sessions for all, in person and online.


Annie Cole (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, New Zealand

Master of Dance Movement Therapy.
Bachelor of Dance Studies.

Annie is a Dance Movement Therapist and registered Arts Therapist. With a passion for working with children in various contexts over the past 15 plus years, Annie provides DMT for groups and individual clients, in both clinical and community contexts, as well as within schools. Her clinical experience spans a diverse range of populations including neurodiverse children, teens, and adults; children with high and complex needs; anxiety; autism; and older adults with dementia. She adopts a client-centered, relational, and trauma-informed approach, nestled in developmental psychology and polyvagal theory. Fundamentally, Annie seeks to promote a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to explore, facilitating support through embodiment, movement, breath, creative expression, presence, and play.



Kristine Walsh (Prov. DMT)
Titirangi, Auckland,, New Zealand

Certificate in Intermediate studies: Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology 1997. Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science: Creative Expressive Therapies, Auckland University of Technology 2010 – 2011, Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy, Dance Therapy New Zealand, 2018, Advanced Clinical Practicum in Dance Movement Therapy, Dance Therapy New Zealand, 2019

Therapeutic Dance and DMT for groups and individuals for in person and online sessions.
Client populations:
Adults with special needs ranging from cerebral palsy, impaired movement/impaired speech, Down syndrome, cognitive delays, high to low functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most clients are with ASD. Aged 20 – 65 years old. Organizations: Dance Therapy New Zealand and St John’s Community Centre (Adult Community Education ACE) funded Programme. Children and Teenagers with special needs ranging from Developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, high to low functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most clients are with ASD. Aged 6 – 18 years old. Organization: Dance Therapy NZ. DMT School programmes for children with special needs mainly with ASD 6-11 years old. Organization: DTNZ in collaboration with a West Auckland school. Neurotypical Adults. West African inspired dance for well-being, cardio health and sense of community. Aged 18 – 70 years old. Yakina Drum and Dance.


Telephone: + 64 21 036 5272


Phillippa Sherry (Prov. DMT)
Otumoetai, Tauranga, New Zealand

Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Online

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Arts – Theatre/Dance, Graduate Diploma Teaching (Secondary), Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy

Since embarking on my journey as a Dance Movement Therapist I have worked with diverse populations – clients living with special needs, assisting with managing chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia, restorative practices for living with trauma and anxiety, mobilising from severe depression and assisting with pain associated with grief and loss. My personal experience of complex trauma recovery and severe hearing impairment equips me with the empathy and insight for a multitude of human experiences. I relate well to both children and adults and my enriched life experience enables cultural sensitivity with a keen awareness of the importance of nurturing self-governance, unity and manaakitanga. I am particularly drawn to working with facilitating therapeutic experiences where clients feel seen, heard and are moved towards living an empowered, connected and vibrant life with strength, grace and ease.



Chunyan Liu (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, New Zealand

Chunyan came from China. She is a Dynamic Psychology Counsellor in China. Currently living in New Zealand, she is able to provide mental health rehabilitation and immigration adjustment services to the Chinese community in her native language. She specializes in integrating the core elements of dance therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and talk therapy into the work of each visitor, each of whom is special. Life is not easy, but it is worth living.

Bachelor of Public Administration, Chunyan has accepted Sandplay Therapy, The core concept of psychology therapy, Dynamic Psychoanalysis for many years. She has worked at Shenzhen Zhongkang in the psychological research institute. She helped her cases recover their life. the accumulative cases time nearly 3000 hours. She led a Chinese dance movement therapy growth group in New Zealand. Dance therapy is not a dance, it is from body including micro expressions, power of the spirit of the analysis of the voice tone, more directly and deeply, at the same time of analyzing the integration and development, the growth of deep trauma healing, blocking the compulsive repeat mode of life, reshape internal representation, participants said the foot pain well for many.


Telephone: +64 0275899666, WeChat is 995336178

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Michelle Heyder (Prov. DMT)

Omokoroa, Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy (NZ), Advanced Clinical Practicum in DMT (NZ)

Have worked with children from 3 – 18 years of age in the dance industry for over 20 years. Have recently received my qualifications in Dance Movement Therapy. At this stage I mainly have experience working with children who have self esteem or anxiety issues in a group and children with special needs or children holding onto anger and trauma in an individual setting. I have attended several courses in Authentic Movement and am looking forward to being able to facilitate this movement practice in my community.


Mobile: 0064 7 548 2265 or +64 27 292 8192


Lilith Freja Johanna Steefje (Prov. DMT)

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

B.A. Psychology  /  MAAT Arts Therapy

I am an Art and Movement therapist. I am ACC sensitive claims registered as well as WINZ registered. My experience is in complex trauma, and Trauma. I use a somatic polyvagal informed approach.


Mobile: +64 0274444395


Asia – Pacific


Diana Lea Baranovich (Prov. DMT)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Psy D (Clinical Psychology) – California Southern University – Infant/Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders, Ed D (Educational Psychology) – California Coast University, MTP (Master Transpersonal Psychology – Palo Alto California, MEd (Master of Ed. Counseling ) – Loyola University – New Orleans, Louisiana, BME (Bach Music Ed. ) Loyola University – New Orleans, Louisiana

Mobile: +6017-639-3492 / Email:

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Yu Hsiu Ya (Prov. DMT)

New Taipei

MA (Ed/ Psych), Cert in Dance Movement Therapy.

HSIU-YA has about five years experience in Counseling: using Adlerian Psychological Approach in children and the adult. The experience of playing the ballroom dance for almost 10 years lead her to join the TWNZ Dance Movement Therapy Training and finished it. Now she keeps in serving the elementary school students and residential child care institutions on children combine with Dance Movement Therapy and Adlerian Play Therapy. For approving the mental health of children, she has invested in parenting field, especially in Emotional Education. She tries to bring all of the life experiences with her as a therapist.

Telephone: +886+919-837-974 / Email:



Jung-Yi Chang (Prov. DMT)

Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China)

Consulting Psychologist, Master of Counselling and Applied psychology.

Telephone: +886987020617  /  Email:


Yun Ju Chen (Prov. DMT)

Taipei, Taiwan and it’s immediate vicinity

Consulting Psychologist, Master of Family Counselling and Guidance Program in Department of Family. Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling, College of Education. Undergraduate Program of Performing Arts, College of Music.

In the last 10 years, Yun Ju has been working on her psychology and counselling training while exposing herself to many dance therapy groups and workshops. Her many strengths include: in-depth self-reflection and self-other awareness, as well as her counselling knowledges and experiences in working with both children and adults population. She received training in various therapy approaches, such as Satir model,Gestalt…etc, and has been integrated dance therapy in her verbal counselling sessions, as well as bringing other therapeutic approach into the dance therapy sessions she facilitated.

Telephone: +886+919834621 / Email:

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