OUR VISION AND MISSION
Make Dances. With Friends.
Dance for Humanity provides an inspiring home for dance lovers to live more alive and help the world thrive, together.
We aim to build a regenerative world for all people and the planet through:
1) Community-Building Dance Classes, Workshops & Retreats
2) Choreographies for Ecosocial Causes
3) Healthy Embodiment and Relationship Skills
4) Partnerships for a Regenerative World for All
A Conscious, Dynamic Balance of:
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT:
We belong - to ourselves - with each other - with the Earth.
- Be open to evolving
- Embody yourself intentionally - your body, emotions, thoughts, and actions with as much awareness and skill as possible
- Love what arises - practice compassion for self and others
- Own your unique value - your diverse perspective, voice, and gifts
- Communicate non-violently - thoughtfully express yourself and listen to others
- Grow regeneratively together - contribute to the wellbeing of each other and the planet
Authentic Dance Facilitator, Choreographer, Performing Artist
FOUNDER'S STORY - WHY I DANCE FOR HUMANITY:
When I was 14 years old, I was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma). My mother began to research and discovered there was a high incidence of childhood cancer in my town, which seemed odd. Upon further searching, she joined a local group who worked with the Department of Public Health to investigate and discover that the cancer was linked to environmental pollution caused by a local manufacturing company dumping chemicals, contaminating the soil, groundwater, and our drinking water. I was fortunate to live, however, there were others who did not. I dance for them and for all those who cannot.
During this time dance also came alive for me. It was the one place in which I felt happy, secure and free in my body. It has helped me heal and has fueled me ever since. I dance for my own continued healing and growth.
It only makes sense to me to come full circle - that we dance together for our own health and happiness, for the regeneration of our planet, communities and people, and for a brighter future for the upcoming generations. This is why I dance for humanity.
I am the Founder of Dance for Humanity and the Co-Founder of J & P Wellness Community. My passion is serving as an Authentic Dance Facilitator, Choreographer and Performing Artist, specializing in improvisational, expressive forms such as Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement, as well as Salsa and Afro-Latin Dance. I love leading community-building dance classes, workshops and retreats and guiding groups to co-create and perform choreographies for causes. I engage movement/dance, mindfulness, and healthy embodiment, social-emotional, and co-creation skills so we can move forward together to create a regenerative world for each person, society and the planet.
As a professional Salsa Dancer, I previously performed globally with professional company Masacote Entertainment on notable stages such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York.
I have also served as a Meditation Teacher, Holistic Life/Career Coach, and Group Facilitator with 11+ years of experience, including at MIT and in private practice.
Education and Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, M.Ed. from Suffolk University, Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Koru Mindfulness Teacher Certification, Four Forces Interpersonal and Group Facilitator Certification, Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Week 1 experience, and Grounding Your Village: Ecovillage and Intentional, Sustainable Community Development course.