Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger is the Director of the Dance Therapy Program at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC. Since 2013, this Alternate Route program has also been offered at the NCDT.
She has performed with the Jean Erdman Theatre of Dance in the sixties and, through her focus on dance therapy both through the lens of art and the lens of science, she has been an important force in the development of the dance therapy profession. Past President and charter member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), Dr. Berger has taught at New York University since 1975, where she was the Director of the Dance Education Program from 1993 to 2002. From 1970 to 1990, she was Director of the Creative Arts Therapies Dept. at Bronx Psychiatric Center. A past Chair of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies and former co-editor of the American Journal of Dance Therapy, she is now on the Board of Arts in Psychotherapy.
Dr. Berger has created dance therapy training programs in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Sweden, and has taught in France, Germany, Greece, Korea, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and Taiwan. She is the Chair of the ADTA International Panel, and she has received the Marian Chace Award for fostering the international growth of dance therapy in 2002.
In 2005, Dr. Berger was inducted into the Dance Library of Israel Hall of Fame. She has received the ADTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Bard College awarded her the Charles Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters in 2009, and an honorary degree in 2021.