Lynda joined Infinity’s team in November 2020. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in dance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1990 before moving to New York City to pursue a career in professional dance. During this time, Lynda also taught dance in inner city schools. Lynda received her Master’s in Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Sarah Lawrence College, NY, as well as over 200 credits from the Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy Program from 92 Y Harkness Dance Center. Lynda is currently a doctoral student for Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. In addition to dance and movement therapy, Lynda is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).
For over 25 years, Lynda has witnessed how bringing people together using the creative arts in a safe space engenders self-discovery, creates individual growth and fosters empathetic connection to others. Lynda’s decision to become a dance/movement therapist was a natural progression of being a dancer and someone involved in her community.
Lynda’s primary background is in modern dance. She has also received training in ballet. Lynda has had the opportunity to study dance in Vienna, Austria as well as in the states under dancers such as Doug Varone, Mark Morris, Chuck Davis, Betty Jones, Alwin Nikolais and Nina Stroganova. Lynda has additionally studied European Folk Dances and Bollywood.
Lynda has a background in working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, children diagnosed with Autism, older adults diagnosed with dementia, survivors of a stroke, and preschool age children. Lynda is able to infuse Spanish and German languages into her work.
What brought Lynda to Dance Therapy?
“I learned about dance/movement therapy when I was a dance and drama teacher teaching character movement in the Drama Program at a parochial school in Stratford. A parent came up to me and asked me if I was dance/movement therapist but I had never heard of it before. That night I looked into it and decided that I wanted to be a dance therapist! That year I began classes at the Alternate Route Program in New York City. The year after that I applied to the Sarah Lawrence College Dance/Movement Therapy program. I am so excited to continue building my education!”
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