BC-DMT, RDT, M. A.
Joanabbey Sack is a Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist and a Registered Drama Therapist, with extensive additional training in social sciences, Laban Movement Analysis, theatre arts and music. She holds a master’s in Urban Studies, a master’s and Board Certification in Dance Movement Therapy and has RDT accreditation for Drama Therapy.
Joanabbey worked as a dance therapist at the Montreal Children's Hospital, in Psychiatry and Medicine, for 12 years, and has been teaching at Concordia University in the Creative Arts Therapies Graduate Program, where she is currently part-time faculty, for twenty-five years. She has been the dance therapist at Concordia's Centre for the Arts in Human Development since 1996, as well as the dance therapist and coordinator of the Speech Initiative Research and Parkinson’s dance therapy research at the Centre.
In 2007, Joanabbey co-founded the Parkinson’s Dance Project, Parkinson en movement, in Montreal and currently works toward building consciousness and research on dance and dance therapy with Parkinson’s and other syndromes. Joanabbey has a private practice at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex in Montreal.