The Andrea Rizzo Foundation I want to give back some of what I have been fortunate enough to receive

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What Is Dance Therapy?

Watch Dr. Lori Baudino explain it perfectly here!

Dréa’s Dream is a dance therapy/expressive movement program for children with cancer and special needs funded by The Andréa Rizzo Foundation.

The Andréa Rizzo Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization in the United States that provides grants that exclusively fund dance therapy programming for children with cancer and special needs. Services are provided by trained Dance/Movement Therapists (BC-DMTs or R-DMTs) registered with the American Dance Therapy Association. In addition, the Foundation funds expressive movement programs that are directed by dance professionals of the highest caliber.

What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

The American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as: “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” Dance therapists are dancers who are trained in both dance therapy and counseling or psychotherapy. They work in a wide variety of settings, such as psychiatric and medical hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes, community mental health agencies, schools and special education settings, wellness centers and private practice.

10th Anniversary Video of Dréa's Dream at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dréa’s Dream...

Leslie Armeinox

Leslie Armeniox, North Carolina

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Jean Basiner

Jean Basiner, Rhode Island, Florida

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Lori Baudino

Lori Baudino, California

Andréa Rizzo Foundation National Clinical Spokesperson

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Heidi Fledderjohn

Heidi Fledderjohn, Indiana

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Toni Feni

Toni Freni, New Jersey

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Rosana Hernandez

Rosana Hernandez, New York

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Sharon Mulcahy

Sharon O'Neill Mulcahy, Connecticut

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Melissa Sabatini

Melissa Sabatini, Rhode Island

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Becky Brittain Hicks

Becky Brittain Hicks, Missouri

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Katie Bohn

Katie Bohn, Missouri

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Jocelyn Shaw

Jocelyn Shaw, New York

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Lisa Troisi

Lisa Troisi, Colorado

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Suzi Tortora

Suzi Tortora, New York

Andréa Rizzo Foundation International Medical Creative Therapy Spokesperson

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Jennifer Whitley

Jennifer Whitley, New York

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Touching Lives Through Dance

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