Join us for an exciting panel conversation exploring how dance educators around the globe integrate and source inspiration from Body-Mind Centering® and the neurocellular developmental patterns in their family dance teaching practice.
Saturday, May 1
free via Zoom
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Bonnie is a movement artist, researcher, educator and therapist and the developer of the Body-Mind Centering® approach to movement and consciousness. An innovator and leader, her work has influenced the fields of bodywork, movement, dance, yoga, body psychotherapy, childhood education and many other body-mind disciplines. In 1973, she founded The School for Body-Mind Centering®. She is the author of the books, Sensing, Feeling and Action, Basic Neurocellular Patterns: Exploring Developmental Movement, and The Mechanics of Vocal Expression and has numerous videos on the Body-Mind Centering® approach. More info here.
Rossana is a dancer, performer and educator with extensive training in Creative Dance for children, Family Dance and child development. She holds a BA in Dance and is a certified Somatic Movement Educator and Infant Developmental Movement Educator from the School for Body-Mind Centering®. Rossana has been teaching dance for children and families since 2010. Also she leads workshops and trainings about child development for educators and artists in Brazil and the Bay Area.
Anka is a dancer and performer, teaching in the Academy of Arts in Bratislava. She has been studying BMCsm since 2000 and graduated as an Infant Development Movement Educator (2006), BMCsm Practitioner (2013) and BMCsm Teacher (2019). In 2003 she started to work with babies and children with special needs. Together with Angelika Kováčová in 2004, she founded Babyfit, which a somatic movement space for exploration, education and support for children birth to school age, and their families, and teachers and therapists interested in movement exploration and research.
Nancy is the Director of Creativity & Policy and of Early Education, and is on the Professional Learning faculty at Luna where she facilitates professional development workshops; and mentors and coaches teaching artists, teachers, and social service workers committed to dance education as a way to strengthen communities. Ng is a co-founder of MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together), Luna’s nationally-recognized program for families in the child welfare system. She was instrumental in MPACT’s development during the research and design phase, as a teaching artist researcher, project coordinator, and developer of current MPACT teachers. Nancy is committed to systemic change through dance education, and as a co-director at Luna, she is interested in making visible the theory-to-practice-to-policy loop that is practiced at Luna.
Jochelle is a Teaching Artist and Professional Learning Manager at Luna, where she supports other educators in infusing their curriculum with creativity, examining their teaching lens, and advocating for their students and art form. She teaches creative and relationship-based dance to children and families in both the States and Canada, and weaves the value of love, play, and somatic understanding in the workshops she facilitates. She is a student in play and imagining new realities, led in daily discoveries by her two children.