About the World Alliance of Dance Movement Therapy

The WADMT is an international non-profit organization with representatives across the world, bringing together dance movement therapy associations and individuals interested in developing the profession, to support and inspire one another.

The name WADMT (World Alliance for Dance Movement Therapy) has been chosen to reflect current modest aspirations to promote dance movement therapy around the world by connecting all those interested, including practitioners, academics and associations.

WADMT goals are to promote health, wellbeing and creativity across the world, by promoting dance movement therapy globally.

Steering Group

The steering group is meeting quarterly to develop processes required for operations of an effective organisation, including membership and options for sharing information.

Dr. Kim Dunphy

Convenor 2016-2019 and Australasian representative
University of Melbourne
, Australia, and President, DTAA


Dr. Tony Yu Zhou

Asian representative Inspirees Institute/CAET journal, China

Amber Elizabeth Gray

North American representative
Director, Restorative Resources, USA

Dr. Dita Federman

Middle-East representative
University of Haifa, Israel


Dr. Diana Fischman

South American representative Dance Movement Therapy Training Program, Argentina

Dr Vincenzo Puxeddu

European representative
Co-director, Master Program in Dance Therapy, René Descartes University, Paris, President, EADMT

Proposed activities for the group currently being discussed include:

  • support and promotion of the profession, especially in areas where there is not yet an established association;
  • exchange of information and collaboration between DMT professionals internationally;
  • special projects including collaborative research.

Membership is expected to be open to all who are interested, from national associations, to training programs, practitioners, students, and other individuals associated with dance movement therapy. The group is currently working on a research project to document the current state of the profession of DMT internationally. Findings will be presented at the ADTA Conference in October 2018.