Dance? Therapy?

Oftentimes, students mistakenly refer to my classes as dance therapy. This is especially true during staff workshops when I work with social workers, program managers, psychologists and affiliated professionals who service communities that are vulnerable or marginalized.  After completion of a class series, participants would have explored a variety of themes that could include body … More Dance? Therapy?

Dance Together Peru 2016 June 6 – 17, 2016

I completed a 2-week residency to introduce creative dance improvisation to two local holistic health centers:  Centro Nana Nagle and Corazon de Nana.   Located in the marginalized community of San Juan de Miraflores, the centers are safe havens for the community and for children/youth ages 4 -13 to explore ways of managing and overcoming physical/emotional trauma related … More Dance Together Peru 2016 June 6 – 17, 2016

DANCE TOGETHER INDONESIA 2015 August 24 – Sept. 4, 2015

Together with my Evolve Dance colleague, Annie Tucker, I completed a 2-week residency teaching 20 creative dance workshops for approximately 140 participants from 7 local NGOs and community organizations.  Working in close partnership with these organizations, we designed site-specific workshops with distinct exploratory focus.   Students were guided through a series of specific movement explorations and challenges with … More DANCE TOGETHER INDONESIA 2015 August 24 – Sept. 4, 2015

Dance Together Vietnam 2014 May 24 – June 6, 2014

Project Dance Together – Hagar International Vietnam: May 24 – 30, 2014 I conducted 5 days of multiple workshops for Hagar staff and affiliated personnel from other local NGO’s who work with abuse survivors.  A separate dance class was held for clients of Hagar International Vietnam who were participating in ongoing rehabilitation and reintegration programs.  The … More Dance Together Vietnam 2014 May 24 – June 6, 2014

Dance Together Vietnam 2013: August 8 – 18, 2013

Evolve Dance partnered with Pacific Links Foundation (PALS) to conduct a preliminary dance residency program at The Compassion House, Lao Cai, a residence operated by PALS that provides safe housing and reintegration services to survivors of human trafficking. Upon arrival in Hanoi, my colleague, Julie B. Johnson, and I began our dance journey by meeting … More Dance Together Vietnam 2013: August 8 – 18, 2013