Dancemind was founded by
Tina is an experienced dance practitioner, producer, therapist and movement facilitator. She currently specialises in arts & health work promoting emotional, physical and mental well-being through the main medium of dance, movement & collaborative arts.
Tina’s deepest intuition was confirmed when she was studying for her degree in dance whilst also working for a mental health charity. She experienced first-hand the profound power of the arts in supporting people through life’s most challenging times. There was a deep desire to merge the two. This inspired Tina in investigate the intersection between the arts and health, facilitating movement exploration in a nurturing, explorative and creative way. Her aim was to support the mental health and wellbeing of individuals from diverse backgrounds and contexts. These included care homes, community and educational settings, hospices, hospitals, and mental health charities. As she witnessed the unfolding impact of her work, she recognised the limitless and universal nature of healing through creativity and the body. Over the years, this understanding has deepened, touching all levels of experience among participants.
Simultaneously, Tina delved into the depths of her human experience, thirsting for connectedness and new learning. This quest brought her towards therapy, and Tina embarked in understanding the deeper layers of human existence and healing by training as an Integrative therapist.
More and more, she senses that each of our lives is a journey of revelation and integration of many parts of us, using the body as a central part of the creative work.
Tina feels filled with gratitude for the people she gets to work with and continues to shape the work that is delivered today.
Dancemind also works with other incredible creative beings, so let’s introduce them…
*Artists and supporters that deliver the work for Dancemind hold a DBS check, public liability insurance, abide by Dancemind equal opportunities and protection of vulnerable adults policies, and regularly undertake relevant CPD to support the work.