Special Events
Unless otherwise noted, all Special Events will take place at the hotel.

Educators Meeting, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Approved Academic Program Educators, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alternate Route Educators, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Committee on Approval (Closed Meeting), 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Joint ADTA and NDEO Reception, 6:00 pm
We are kicking off this ADTA conference in a big way!  Two performances, including:
     -  NDEO/ADTA 4% 
     -  Billy Siegenfeld - Jump Rhythm Jazz Project from Northwestern University


Business Breakfast Meeting, 7:15 am


Research and Thesis Project Poster Session, 9:00 am

View confirmed presenters for the poster session here.


ADTA and NDEO Special Panel, 10:00 am – 11:30 am 

Dancing (in)Difference(s)

Heidi Latsky, choreographer and director of Heidi Latsky Dance will join dancers, Kris Larsen and Maurice Sterling, from the Chicago 

community, along with Heidi Latsky Dance Company member, Jerron Herman, and dance/movement therapist, Lisa Goldman, in a 

conversation moderated by Susan Imus, about dance/movement therapy, dance making, and performing with mixed abilities.  Their 

dialogue will explore the concepts of “difference” and how it manifests itself in their work as dancers, choreographers, and 

dance/movement therapists. 


ADTA Regional Caucuses, 12:25 pm – 1:15 pm 

Marian Chace Foundation of the ADTA Lecture, 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
Bindings, Boundaries and Pathways: Dancing on the Edge
Through a photographic artistic inquiry Dr. Hervey will share her thoughts about navigating complex relationships with 
colleagues and professional associations, and celebrating the varied trajectories of a career as a dance/movement therapist.
Dr. Lenore Hervey has authored publications on a variety of topics, including creativity, research, ethics and cultural competence within the field of dance/movement therapy. She has served on the Board of Directors of the ADTA as Chair of Education, Research & Practice and Chair of Standards & Ethics. In 2011 Dr. Hervey retired from her full-time position as an educator to become a fulltime traveler and witness to a modest slice of the world.

Military Panel, 5:10 pm - 6:10 pm with Navy Captain Moira McGuire
Serving Those Who Serve: Dance/Movement Therapy for Veterans, Military Personnel and their Families 
Moira G. McGuire, CAPT USPHS DHA NCR MEDICAL DIR (US), Assistant Chief, Integrated Health Services, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center,is our special guest presenter in this plenary panel on dance/movement therapy in military mental health and rehabilitation. Dance/movement therapy (DMT) panelists Allison Winters, Amanda Mitchell and Gail Gogliotti will describe their work with veterans, active military personnel, and their families. Presentations will describe how DMT meets the psychosocial needs of those who have seen 
combat and can bring about healing for those who have experienced war trauma. Discussion will explore ways to make DMT more 
accessible in military health care settings and in the community. Moderator: Sherry Goodill

AJDT Meeting (closed), 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

AAAAG Meeting, 6:30 pm

Chapter Leaders Gathering, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discussion & Movement Session, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm   
DANCE ARCHEOLOGY: “What did you find?” “Wonderful things!” 
A lively discussion and movement session about the decoding of the original Nijinsky choreography of Afternoon of a Faun. Key 
movements and motifs will be shared with time for those present to play an active part or just observe. 
*A $20 fee will be charged in support the OPDI program.

Performance, 8:00 pm – tickets now available, click here to purchase
Solo Countersolo 
Heidi Latsky, a New York-based choreographer noted for her work with mixed ability dancers, will bring to The Dance Center of 
Columbia College Chicago a new contemporary dance work, Solo Countersolo, which exploits the highest common denominator of 
attributes among performers who at first sight seem so different from one another. The Dance Center, Chicago’s leading presenter of 
contemporary dance, is generously offering discounted tickets to conference registrants for Heidi Latsky Dance’s performance on 
Friday, November 7 at 8:00pm.
          The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
          1306 South Michigan Avenue
          Chicago, IL 60605

Film Showing, 8:00 pm in the Regency Ballroom
Musical Chairs 
A romance involving a couple that participate in wheelchair ballroom dancing.

MDC Meeting, 8:00 pm

Research Sub-Committee Meeting (Closed), 12:30 noon - 2:30 pm

International Panel, 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
HOW CULTURE SHAPES DMT EDUCATION: Unique Aspects Throughout the World
As this year the ADTA is sharing a joint conference with the NDEO (National Dance Education Organization), our focus will be on 
educational perspectives in DMT.  Our title is How Culture Shapes DMT Education: Unique Aspects Throughout the World. The panel 
participants will focus on one aspect of their DMT training program that they feel is its strongest component, that is the most unique, 
or that reflects what they feel are specific cultural elements in their country. For example: What does their program stress most 
strongly? What is the most important element? Panelists will provide a brief video which will serve to illustrate this one particular 
aspect regarding their theoretical approaches, practicums, psychological ideology, or learning styles of their individual DMT programs.

     Miriam Roskin Berger, Chair
     Tricia Capello, Associate Chair
     Grace Ho, Assistant

       Jeanette MacDonald/United Kingdom
       Nicki Wentholt/Netherlands
       Simone Kleinlooh/Netherlands    
       Susanne Bender/Germany-China
       Anaia Treefoot/New Zealand
       Jacquelyn Wan/New Zealand
       Yu Tairadate/Japan
       Nayung Kim/Korea
       Diana Fischman/Argentina
       Joanabbey Sack/Canada
       Dita Federman/Israel 

Banquet & Dance,  7:30 pm       
Enjoy an evening filled with dancing.  Music by Audiomatic.  
Closing, 10:45 am
Please join us for the closing movement choir as our conference comes to an end. Participate in our annual theme of celebrating newly registered R-DMTs and BC-DMTs. Be a part of this tradition as it melds with spatial patterns and the Avenue of Honor, resolving into a united whole of our 49th Conference. Led by Jody Wager and Marylee Hardenbergh.                   






Gail Gogliotti, LCPC, BC-DMT, earned her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. She began working with Veterans during her internship at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and continued her work with Veterans through Vet CAT, a creative arts therapy program serving the Veteran community, and Vet Art Project, which connects artists and veterans. She volunteers through Give an Hour, an organization that provides counseling services to returning military members and their families. She currently works in private practice at Urban Wellness Counseling, and is co-founder and artistic director of Matter Dance Company in Chicago.
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Lisa Goldman, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA, CBIS, has been a dance/movement therapist and counselor in the Chicagoland area for 20 years. Her area of expertise is with adults with brain injuries. She has worked since 1994 at the New Focus Program of Anixter Center; a comprehensive day rehabilitation program for adults with brain injuries. Lisa is also a part time faculty member in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Columbia College Chicago where she has taught for 15 years. She has a small private DMT practice, continues to choreograph and dance as an independent artist.
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Sherry W. Goodill, Ph.D., BC-DMT, NCC, LPC serves as President of the American Dance Therapy Association. She chairs the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, Philadelphia, where she also teaches in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling MA program and the PhD program. 

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Jerron Herman entered HLD Heidi Latsky Dance in the summer of 2011 never having danced before. Primarily a writer, Jerron now tells story through his body. He celebrates his third year with the company and braces for more extraordinary moments. He holds a B.A from The King's College and has written and produced two short musicals, a one-man show, and worked at several theater companies.

Susan Imus, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA, (Moderator) Susan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Columbia College Chicago. She has worked at numerous hospitals across the United States and has been a consultant to universities, hospitals, and corporations worldwide. She co-founded the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA) program in 2001 and founded the Shannon Hardy Making Connections Suicide Prevention Program at Columbia College Chicago in 2002. She is chair of the Education, Research, and Practice Committee of the ADTA. Susan also earned the first annual excellence in education award by the ADTA in 2006.
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Kris Larsen, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA- As a dance/movement therapist, teacher, performer, and Tourette’s Syndrome survivor, Kris believes in investigating how movement and the creative process links to brain organization and healing. A shift in his personal Tourette’s symptoms occurs as he moves. This assists Kris in exploring the world between linkage and differentiation, structure and non-structure. He questions how movement can better facilitate and illuminate conscious states of mindfulness.

Heidi Latsky first received recognition as a principal dancer for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987-1993). Her experience there profoundly influenced her style and philosophy of dance as she developed a reputation as a choreographer for stage, theater and film. In 2001, she founded her own company, Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD). During the fall of 2006, Latsky began an intensive period of creation with bi-lateral amputee, Lisa Bufano. This marked a significant shift of focus for HLD and a period of immense growth, during which she more fully developed her company’s mission and vision.
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Captain Moira G. McGuire is a nurse officer with the US Public Health Service and serves as Assistant Chief of Integrative Health & Wellness at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda.  She has worked extensively with health disparities in behavioral health and oncology settings and most recently used her skills and experience to craft and enhance the care of our country’s wounded, ill and injured service members as the Program Manager of Warrior Clinic.  She is the daughter of an opera singer/voice teacher father and pianist/painter/playwright mother who studied Irish Dance for 6 years and ballet for 16 years.  She is the founder of the annual Healing Arts Exhibit, now in its 11th year; a founding member of the US Public Health Service Music Ensemble and served as co-lead of the US Public Health Service Choral Ensemble for 13 years.

Amanda Mitchell, MA, R-DMT, LCPC, is a therapist with Volunteers of America of Illinois, in Chicago. She has worked with women veterans and veterans with families who experience unemployment, homelessness, and military traumas. Amanda has conducted trainings on trauma-informed treatment, including a workshop for Veterans Employment Representatives with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. She has presented her work to students at Columbia College Chicago, and received the 2012 Alumni of The Year Award from the Department of Creative Art Therapies. Amanda has also worked with adults with traumatic brain injuries, sexual assault survivors, incarcerated mothers, and child welfare clientele.

Maurice Sterling sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2004 due to a gunshot wound to the left side of his head. He received in-patient rehabilitation, out-patient rehabilitation, and twelve months of intensive/comprehensive day rehab services at New Focus; a community re-entry program specializing in dance/movement therapy for adults with brain injuries at Anixter Center. Because of his hard work and dedication to his recovery, Maurice successfully graduated from New Focus in 2009 with a job at Anixter Center as a respite worker. Maurice continues to work in this position and occasionally performs as a dancer.

Allison Winters, BC-DMT, LCAT, holds master’s degree in clinical psychology is pursuing a doctorate in mind-body medicine. Allison has worked with a wide range of clientele, including adults, adolescents, and children in inpatient psychiatry, veterans in residential and outpatient settings, and active duty military in a residential substance abuse rehabilitation program. Her published article Emotion, Embodiment, and Mirror Neurons in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Connection across Disciplines has received media attention and awards for research and journalism. She serves currently as the ADTA Government Affairs Committee Chair. She has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and counseling and has presented her work nationally. Allison is an experienced dancer and a certified yoga instructor.

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