Provisional Professional Members List

This page lists DTAA’s current Provisional Professional Members, those professionals who are recognised at the second highest level of credentialling in Australasia.

For a listing of other DTAA-recognised members, please go to our Professional Members’ Register.

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

Current Provisional Professional Members: to have your details on the list added or amended, please email DTAA Administrator


New South Wales

Sandra L Perrin  DTAA (Prov DMT)
Qualifications: Cert IV Community Services Work, BA, Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy, ARAD
Experience: Worked as an independent contemporary dancer and choreographer in Sydney and taught dance to children for several years. Worked with community organisations in disability and mental health, mainly as a peer support worker. Experience in facilitating DMT groups for adults with mental health issues, using a peer-led recovery-oriented approach. Interested in dance movement therapy for older people and children.
Mobile: 0458 560 655 / Email:

Cath Rummery  DTAA (Prov DMT)
Sydney, Blue Mountains, NSW
Cert. DMT (IDTIA), BSc (Hons) (Biology), Currently completing Advanced Clinical Training Dance Therapy (IDTIA) and Graduate Diploma (Counselling)
Tel: 0418 641 472 / Email:


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)

Katharina Lein, DTAA (Prov DMT)
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Qualifications: Grad Dip Dance/Movement Therapy (Wesley Institute), Bachelor of Economic and Social Science (University of Sydney)
Katharina runs group sessions in creative dance and movement with children aged 2 to 5 years. These sessions are aimed at supporting the children’s fine and gross motor skill development, as well as refining their social and cognitive skills and enhancing their emotional well-being. At times, these groups may include children with a mild developmental delay or diagnosed on the mild end of the autistic spectrum. Katharina also facilitates improvisational movement sessions for adult populations based on mindfulness and authentic movement.   Mobile: 0424011732 / Email:


Ella Dumaresq, DTAA (Prov DMT)
Melbourne CBD, Inner city area, northern suburbs, western suburbs (Footscray area), eastern suburbs.
Organisation Name: Integral Body Motion
Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy, Phoenix Institute 2014 Bachelor of Arts, Monash University – First Class Honours in German Studies, 2012. Advanced RAD classical ballet technique (Royal Academy of Dance)
Ella is dance movement therapist and graduate researcher at CATRU (Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit), University of Melbourne. Based at VCA & MCM, Ella’s PhD project is about exploring women’s experiences and perceptions of exiting prison and transitioning into community. Dance movement therapy is the primary mode of inquiry for this project, and collaborative models of research and practice underscore this study. As a dancer, practitioner, and researcher, Ella is interested in the ways in which arts based practices and embodied inquiry can help inform and strengthen both practice and theory within the Creative Arts Therapies and beyond. Ella has also been practicing within Aged Care since graduating from DMT her studies in 2014.
Tel: 0411 500 678 Email:

Monica Espinoza Anguerre, DTAA (Prov DMT)

Melbourne North Eastern Suburbs
Adv. Clinical Training Dip. DMT (IDTIA), Cert. DMT (IDTIA), Cert. IV Dance & Management (ATO), Nia & Nia 5 Stages Practitioner, Ageless Grace Educator, Cert. Practicalities of Counselling (AIPC), Master in Business Administration (MBA-La Trobe University), Cert. Massage, Cert. Physiology of the Physical Effort (Peru) Cert. Nursing (Cayetano).

Monica provides services with a therapeutic emphasis in dance and movement for people with special needs, Creative Ballet for Pre Schoolers, Creative Dance Acro Rhythmic for Primary School Age, Dance Movement support groups.
Dance Therapy Experience: Children and Adults with Disability, Physical and Intellectual Disabilities, Children with ADHD and behavioural like problems, Adult Women Post Cancer Survival, Arthritis, Parkinson and MS, Elderly inc. High Care and Support to Rehabilitation programs.Other Programs: Individual and groups utilising combined skills for Creative Dance Expression, Therapeutic Dance, Nia, Nia 5 Stages- based on human developmental movements, Ageless Grace.  Monica is a Dance Movement Specialist and Therapist with a Spanish background and studies overseas and a special interest in the Art of Dance and Inner Wisdom through Authentic Movement and the creative ability of dance that promotes general wellbeing. Monica interests are with Adults and Children with Disability, ADHD and behavioural like problems, Audio processing disorder, and developmental delay and support those recovering from illness or injury; chronic pain management; Women’s health issues inc. Post cancer survival, Arthritis, MS, and Parkinson’s’; She applies DMT to her creative expressive dance classes, Dance to Performance supporting community groups and Council Initiatives for children and adults with all abilities.
Mob: 0411 230 444 / Email: or

Anna Foletta, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Eltham, Mt Eliza, Healesville and surrounding areas
Bachelor of Education (Prim) (Hons), Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix). Currently working with primary/secondary school aged children with varying complex levels of intellectual and physical disabilities, individual and group work with people living with Dementia in an aged care facility, and holding movement/ritual/rites of passage work with pre-adolescent girls. Available for both group and individual sessions.
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  DTAA (Prov DMT)
Bachelor of Arts (Dance and Literature), Dip. Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix Institute), Dip. Dance (SDS UofN), Fitness (Cert III & IV), Allied Health Assistant (Cert III), Certificate IV in Christian Ministry. Currently completing Masters in Teaching.

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

Angela Kastanis  DTAA (Prov DMT)
Peninsula, Mt Eliza, Frankston
BA, Dip Ed, Post Grad. Cert TESOL, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, yoga training and a dance therapy qualification from the IDTIA
Specialist expertise: Children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Elderly citizens in homes. Angela runs adult classes in esteem building at Studio Isis, Mornington on the first Sunday of each month.
Mobile: 0411 860 190  / Email:

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:



Valeria Peirobon, DTAA (Prov DMT)

MA in Psychology, Dance Therapist Intern (completing a Advanced Clinical Practicum in DMT Certificate),

Valeria has experience as Psychologist in Argentina in different Neurological Rehabilitation Centres supporting the clients’ rehabilitation process and their families. Furthermore, as Psychotherapist, provided psychological assistance to clients who suffered from different mental health problems, especially around anxiety and depression disorders. In New Zealand, facilitated Dance Therapy Groups with adults with different kinds of disabilities, as well as children and teenagers affected by autism, down syndrome, ADHD and related disorders. Currently working freelance as Dance Therapy Intern in Schools with kids with special needs and challenging behaviours.
Tel: +64 02 1191 3535 / Email:

New Zealand

Elise Loh, DTAA (Prov DMT)
Malaysia (currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand)
B(Sc) Hons App. Psych, Cert in DMT, Adv Clin Prac in DMT (DTNZ), PGDip. in Applied Behavioral Analysis
Elise previously worked as a behavioral therapist alongside with special needs children. She is now practicing DMT as a self-contractor with the STARS programmes (DTNZ), especially in encouraging social skills, emotion regulations and expressions among children and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Down Syndromes). Elise works with individuals who are recovering from mental health (depression, anxiety, PTSD), developmental and intellectual disabilities, and other related disorders. Coming from an applied psychology background, she is inspired by the therapeutic and healing effects of dance movement psychotherapy as a part of early intervention for special needs children and mental health adults population, both group and individually. Elise is interested in integrating the use of mindfulness techniques, movement psychotherapy, and positive behavioral support in her sessions. Mob: +64220475565 / Email: For more information:

Ann Way (aka Tran/Huynh Trieu An in Vietnamese) DTAA (Prov DMT)
Auckland and Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Original from Vietnam.
BA (Art Industry – Graphic Art, Vietnam), MA (Fine Art, UK), DipCert (DMT, New Zealand), DipCert (Level III, Playcentre Early Childhood & Adult Education, New Zealand). Currently studying GradDipSci (Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand).
Ann is a contemporary artist who uses body as canvas and movement as language to communicate with her audience/clients. Graduated as a performance and installation artist from the prestigious University for Creative Arts, Canterbury (UK) Ann had been exhibited her works around EU, USA and SEA before relocated to New Zealand in 2014.  In New Zealand, Ann commutes between Auckland and rural Great Barrier Island working within the community to introduce Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and Creative Movement to local schools and senior citizen groups.   As a researcher at School of Psychology, University of Auckland (NZ) Ann currently focuses on her one-year special research paper. Her study looks at Dance Movement Therapy as intervention in behaviour and learning examining its effectiveness with a Randomized Controlled Trial.  Ann spends her free time either volunteering with the Early Learning Lab at University of Auckland or practicing Authentic Movement with her online peers and her daughter, Manuka.  Contact: +64 2 7429 0982 (mobile) / (email)  Blog: