Ritmo de Vida LatinX DMT Affinity Group

The affinity group, Ritmo de Vida Latinx DMT was formed in 2020 and officiated in 2022. It is open to all dance therapists, DMT students, and prospective students who identify as having roots in Latinx and/or Hispanic heritage. The group is open for both ADTA members and non-members alike as we hope to create a community of inclusivity and support that links us to DMT’s across the globe.

Mission Statement: 

“Our mission is to uplift the voices and bodies of Latinx identifying Dance/Movement Therapy students and professionals by: creating a safe space rooted in inclusivity which honors the complexity of intersectionality while building community across borders internationally. Furthermore, by advocating for representation, accessibility and recognition, our vision is for the inherent healing of Latinx African Indigenous Dance to be prominently found in the research, education, and application of Dance/Movement therapy across the field.”

Leadership Team:
Susana Garcia - Co-Leader
Allyssa Rivera - Co-Leader
Sharon Quimbay - Secretary
Amarillis Vazquez - Peer Support Liaison
Ambrie Sward - Social Media Liaison
Natalia Rosado - Social Justice Liaison
Crystal Pena - Indigenous-Historical Committee Liaison
Maritza Matias - LGBTQ Latinx Inclusion Space Liaison