Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the entire direction of the Association. Each Board member commits to a 2-year mandate when elected into their position, and becomes the head of at least one committee. Elections are held every 2 years at DMTAC’s annual general meeting.
Zuzana is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor. She holds an MA in Drama Therapy and a BFA in contemporary dance and psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She is a graduate of the Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route Program from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City. She is a graduate of Duncan Centre dance conservatory and a Physiotherapy graduate from a Higher Medical school in Prague, Czech Republic. Zuzana currently works with students and teachers in public schools of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, with people living with Parkinson’s disease at Parkinson en Mouvement and also maintains a private practice. She is a Developmental Transformations (DvT) practitioner and a member of DvT Montreal faculty. Zuzana is one of the founding members of the Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada (DMTAC) and since 2012 served as its Vice-President.
Megan is a registered psychotherapist/dance movement psychotherapist in private practice offering both individual and group work. The focus of her private practice is the integration of dance movement therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma, developmental injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Megan knows that a cohesive and strong national association is essential for the development of DMT in Canada. She would like to contribute her experience co-founding DMTO and serving on other boards to the DMTAC/ATDMC board. She believes increased collaboration between regions will help us move closer to our common goals.
Jessica has been working in private practice as a DMT in Toronto for two years. She completed her MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is also a professional member of OEATA and DMTAC, and a steering committee leader for Dance Movement Therapy Ontario.
Ayana is an Ontario based Dance/Movement Psychotherapist with an MA in Psychology, Diploma in Dance/Movement Psychotherapy from Moscow, Russia, and graduated as an Expressive Arts Therapist in Canada. Since 2011, Ayana has been collaborating with various social agencies providing Dance Movement Psychotherapy for groups of seniors, individuals with ambulatory disabilities and individuals with developmental challenges. Ayana is ready to contribute her time and efforts to Membership and Recourse Committees.
Board Member / Past President
Joanabbey trained in Social Sciences, Laban Movement Analysis, Theatre Arts and Music. She is part-time faculty for the Creative Arts Therapies Program at Concordia University, the dance movement therapist at Concordia's Centre for the Arts in Human Development, a member of the Ordre des Psychologues de Québec, and has her private practice in Montreal. Her research interests include dance and Parkinson’s and speech in adults with developmental disabilities.
Mila has her Masters in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, where her focus was on embodiment and corporeality in emergent work by biotech artists. She is a graduate of the Alternate Route programme at The National Centre for Dance Therapy where her research interests include the psychophysiology of DMT and the applications of neurobiology, such as the polyvagal theory to the field.
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Megan has an MA in Somatic Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Dance/Movement from Naropa University. Since 2008, she has maintained a diverse private somatic counselling practice and In December 2009, her article "Death and Dying: Implications for Dance Movement Therapy" was awarded the Marian Chace Journalism Award. She has been a proud member of DMTAC since its inception and hopes to be part of a team continuing to expand interest in this incredible field to those seeking a somatic experience whether in their work or in their path to wellness.