We have the chance to collaborate with ten internationally recognized teachers, coming from the United States, France and Germany.
Miriam Roskin Berger, BC-DMT, LCAT New York, United States
A pioneer in dance therapy, Dr. Berger is currently the Director of the Dance Therapy Program at the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and teaches dance therapy at New York University. Dr. Berger has directed dance therapy training programs in the Czech Republic, Sweden and the Netherlands. She has also taught extensively in Brazil, England, France, Germany, Greece and more.
She is also a founding member and ex-President of the American Dance Therapy Association. During her outstanding career, she has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, among which, in 2007, the ADTA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nancy Allison, BFA, CMA New York, United States
Nancy is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and educator. Allison has completed certificate studies in Laban Movement Analysis and ISHTA Yoga. She has taught on faculty at NYU’s Steinhardt School for Human Development, Arts and Culture, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NYC and the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Center’s for which she designed the curriculum in Laban Movement Analysis (Alternate Route). She has also designed and taught special LMA courses in Italy at C’a Foscari and as a regular guest artist for INDACO (Indomite Incursioni di Danza e Arte Contemporanea).
She is the editor of the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines, as well as several series for young people including the Library of American Choreographers and Let’s Get Moving.
Judith Richardson Bunney, MA, BC-DMT Santa Fe, United States
Judith has been involved in dance since childhood, and in dance therapy all her adulthood. She has been trained by Marian Chace, a recognized innovator in the profession. A charter member and Past President of the American Dance Therapy Association, she was a founding member and first President of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations. Ms. Bunney has taught in a number of US colleges and universities. In addition, she has taught in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and in the Peoples Republic of China. Ms. Bunney’s clinical work encompasses inpatient, outpatient psychiatric hospital session and training graduate interns. She has expertise working with adult psychiatric, forensic and geriatric patients.
Corinne Ott-Marquart, MA, R-DMT Paris, France
Corinne Ott-Marquart is a Franco-American Registered Dance Movement Therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association, serving children and families in the Paris community since 2005. She has a Masters in Dance Therapy from City University of London/Laban Center London (2002), also having studied dance therapy with Dr. Miriam Berger (New York University), Judith Bunney (St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Washington D.C.) and Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analysis with Janet Kaylo, CMA. She works at the Marymount International School Paris, the International School of Paris, and the American School of Paris and is a member of SPRINT. She also teaches at the Sorbonne University’s Art Therapy Masters program since 2013 and in Montréal on a Masters level dance therapy training with the Centre National de Danse-Thérapie, les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal since 2014.
Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC New York, United States
Tina Erfer has worked with children and teenagers in school and psychiatric contexts for 35 years. She has published numerous papers on her work with this population and she shares her knowledge through classes, workshops and conferences and also by directly supervising dance-therapy students. She has been President of the Board of the American Dance Therapy Association for 8 years, in addition to her constant involvement with the organization over the years. She coordinates the Altenative Route program in New York and she teaches, within the program context, in New York, Montreal, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Tricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT New York, United States
Tricia Capello has been a Senior Dance/Movement Therapist and Acting Team Leader at Maimonides
Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry in Brooklyn, New York for over 35 years. She was
a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University and is part of the Core Faculty at the
92 Y/Harkness Dance Center’s Alternate Route Program in New York and Montreal, Canada.
Ms. Capello has served over 16 years on the Board of Directors of the ADTA and serves as
Associate Chair of the International Panel. She trains and supervises students both in the US
and abroad, and maintains a private practice specializing in developmentally delayed adults.
She is a frequent contributor to the American Journal of Dance Therapy. Her writing is
featured in the book The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy: Life is Dance