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 is a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. For thirty-six years, she has worked as a dance/movement therapist in educational and psychiatric settings, with children and adolescents with special needs. Tina has given lectures, workshops and training sessions at many agencies and universities; and supervises and trains dance/movement therapy graduate students and practitioners. She has published on her dance/movement therapy work with children who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges, and children with autism. Tina has served on the Board of Directors of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA); and is past President of local Chapters of the ADTA. Tina is the Coordinator, and faculty member, of the Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy Training Program at the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York; and on the faculty of Les Grands Ballets National Center for Dance Therapy in Montreal, Canada. She has taught DMT in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, as well. Tina is the recipient of the American Dance Therapy Association 2015 Exceptional Service Award, and the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award.
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
Martha Davis, Ph. D., New York, United States.
Martha Davis is a clinical psychologist with a Certificate in Family Therapy and cofounder of the program that became the Laban Movement Analysis Certification Program of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York. After she trained with Irmgard Bartenieff in dance therapy and movement assessment, she developed the Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory (MPI) which has been used for decades by dance therapists working with psychiatric patients. Dr. Davis has studied nonverbal communication for over 50 years in universities and hospitals in New York and Philadelphia, and published several books and many articles on topics such as movement in relation to psychotherapy process, clinical states, and interview behavior. She has taught movement assessment and research in four dance/movement therapy graduate programs and continues to advise graduate students on their thesis research.