DBS - Issue Date: February 2017

DBS - Employer Name: Coleg Sir Gar

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Studio Location: UWTSD Townhill, Swansea

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School Areas Covered: Swansea

Art Form: Dance


Thania is a choreographer, performer, educator and dance artist, with ample experience of training teachers in creative behaviour management, and integrating embodied principles into learning. Although she has ample experience in working in schools, she is more suited for in-set days and staff training. For more on her workshops with teachers please see her website.

Thania completed her PhD thesis on the connection between dance and violence prevention at the University of Aberdeen.  She has a BBA in Business Administration (University of Puerto Rico), an MA Dance Education (New York University), NY teacher certification and is a certified dance/movement psychotherapist. 

She currently co-directs an interdisciplinary artist group, Orphaned Limbs Collective, with composer Ross Whyte. In addition to her artistic career, she has been a dance movement therapist for ten years, with advanced credentialing in the US & UK as a lecturer and clinical supervisor. She has taught dance/movement psychotherapy in over six countries. Thania currently works as a part-time lecturer in Performing Arts at UWTSD in Swansea, which she balances with her artistic work in Scotland and Wales. She also teaches international workshops on contemporary dance and interdisciplinary practice, arts-based peacebuilding, and dance, health and wellbeing.


Subject Level School/College/University End Date
Sociology/Dance PhD University of Aberdeen 2015
Dance Education MA New York University 2003
Marketing BBA University of Puerto Rico 2001
Dance Movement Psychotherapy Certification ADMP UK 2011
Dance Movement Therapy Certification ADTA 2004