Originally trained as a speech therapist, I am now recognised as a highly skilled and experienced private practitioner who combines her expertise in communication and disabilities with qualifications in dance and movement therapy .
I am also a teacher of creative dance and improvisation and have trained in Laban Movement Analysis. My unique skill set was recognised by an invitation to present workshops to Allied Health and Education students at Charles Sturt University Albury in 2008 as a visiting artist.
By applying my expertise in communication, music, dance and movement, I specialise in working with individuals with severe movement disorders, intellectual impairment, communication disorders and challenging behaviours. My clients include children and adults with autism, physical disabilities and/or mental health disorders, as well as with adults with movement disorders and dementia.
I have a strong belief in the value of creativity and the arts as a motivating and validating force in everyone’s life and whenever possible use music dance and drama to utilise the power of rhythm and the whole body to enhance communication in its fullest sense.
I regularly run workshops using creative dance as the motivating mode to assist people to find their own movement vocabulary.
As the co-facilitator of the writers group Brotherhood of the Wordless, designed for people with disabilities who type to communicate using Facilitated Communication, I have been privileged to assist these wordsmiths to realise their creative dreams . They have created work that has been performed at mainstream venues and been recognised for the extraordinary talent it represents.
My creative arts workshops include Healing through Dance 2011, a retreat in Bali using dance therapy to provide a mode of exploration of movement range and potential.
LACST SPA CPSP Qld registration
ADA Performing Arts (Lismore CAE)
Graduate Diploma Movement and Dance (Melbourne University)
Diploma in Dance-Movement Therapy (IDTIA) DTAA
Phone : +61 412 451 514
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