Dr Thania Acarón is a dance movement therapist, researcher, lecturer and performer from Puerto Rico, currently based in Wales. She obtained her PhD on the role of dance in violence prevention at the University of Aberdeen and holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University. She is certified as a clinical supervisor and dance movement psychotherapist in the UK and US She holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and is certified in the UK and US as a clinical supervisor and private practitioner in DMT. In 2020, she founding her own dance movement psychotherapy social enterprise, The Body Hotel LTD. She also co-directs Orphaned Limbs Collective, a Scotland-international group of artists and Fflamingo, a Wales-based queer performance company.
Thania has choreographed and performed with companies and independent dance artists in New York, California, Argentina, Madrid and the UK. She was the recipient of the Marion North/ Bonnie Bird Choreographic Mentorship Award in 2016 and the Medal as Ambassador for Dance in Puerto Rico in 2017.
Thania currently works as a lecturer at the University of South Wales in the Faculty of Creative Industries. She offers international workshops on movement for wellbeing, therapeutic work with the LGBT+ community, embodied decision-making, physical theatre, contemporary dance, interdisciplinary therapeutic arts and violence prevention. @thebodyhotel www.thebodyhotel.com
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