Welcome Letter from the President



I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the newly elected board of directors for the NYSADTA. They are as follows: Jackie Gonzalez, Acting President & Vice President; Jennifer Daniel, Treasurer; Angela DeWall, Secretary; Angie Giordano-Adams, Public Relations Chair; and our two student representatives, Vicky Botvin and Neha Christopher.

We invite all current members and prospective new members to join us for our upcoming open meeting on Monday, April 27th at  Alchemical Theatre Laboratory Studio B (3rd Floor), 104 W14th StreetNew York, NY 10011. Come meet the board, share your ideas, and discover the benefits of becoming a member of the NYSADTA. If you are outside of the NYC area or are unable to attend in person, please contact me to arrange for virtual attendance.

Then, come join us on Saturday, May 16th for our first event of the year. We will be combining forces with the New Jersey chapter and dancing in the Dance Parade. This event provides an opportunity to help increase public awareness of dance/movement therapy while nurturing our creativity, networking with students and professionals in the field, and having fun dancing together. If you are interested in joining us, please email Angie Giordano-Adams at nysadtaprchair@gmail.com. Stay tuned for further details.

We are excited about the opportunity to get to know you, to educate our community , and to return to our creative roots. At the same time, we are mindful of the challenges that each of us face in our daily lives. It is easy for us to become inundated by the demands placed on us by the very nature of our work. As many of us try to find that balance between working, teaching, researching, mentoring, private practice, continuing education, family, friends, and our personal lives it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of attending yet another meeting or event. Our hope is that we can reduce this burden by creating a space for our members to come together in order to counter feelings of isolation while guiding them through those inevitable periods of feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, or unsure of themselves.We ask you to join us in sharing your ideas and helping to create a community where we can continue to inspire, revitalize, educate, and share our work.

As a board, we have already begun this dialogue with some of our members, and we are hard at work in bringing the ideas that you have shared with us to life. We’ve heard your desire to dance in the Dance Parade, to bring back the annual dance concert, to find new ways to integrate our members outside of the NYC area, and to work alongside nationals to advocate for the need to merge the current LCAT and BC-DMT exams.

On behalf of our entire board, we encourage you to engage in an ongoing dialogue with us to continue to share your ideas, your questions, your concerns, and your need for support. Through this collaborative process, we look forward to witnessing the continued growth of our community throughout these next three years.


Jackie Gonzalez,