As a dancer, student of life, R-D/MT, and RYT, Amy Motson is continually investigating the mind and body from a holistic perspective in work with groups and individuals. She uses movement, dialogue, and music to support connection to self and others in creative and communicative ways with a wide spectrum of populations.
Amy has over 20 years of dance training in a variety of dance forms such as classical ballet, Graham and Limon techniques, improvisation, and Gaga Movement language and holds a BFA in Dance Performance from the Hartt School of Music. Spent spent several years in NYC working closely with the acclaimed Dance for PD program at the Mark Morris Dance Group, which offers dance classes for people in the Parkinson’s community. Inspired by the restorative power of dance, she went on to earn her MFA in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Dance/ Movement Therapy from Lesley University where she did her thesis research on individualized Dance/Movement Therapy for people with Parkinson’s.
She is currently on staff at The Devereux Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for students with diverse emotional and behavioral needs, where she has developed Glenholme’s first Dance/Movement Therapy program. Amy is excited to continue her work with adolescents, the Parkinson’s population, as well as other individuals who are seeking to strengthen their mind-body connection.