Megan English

Megan has practiced as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in the following settings: Residential Treatment for Adolescents, Treatment Programs for Eating Disorders, Schools and Family Centres, Children’s Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals and Outpatient Programs, Programs for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Long-Term Care. She is particularly interested in the role the body plays in trauma recovery.

Her professional studies have included approaches to psychotherapy, developmental theory, group therapy, creative arts therapies, anatomy, movement analysis, arts education, the relationship between therapy and education, the brain and movement, and the application of Dance/Movement Psychotherapy in various settings.

Megan draws from her experiences as a performance artist, and her engagement with various body based practices, such as yoga, authentic movement, improvisation and voice training. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching dance and movement education for organizations such as the Toronto District School Board and the National Ballet of Canada’s Outreach in Education Programs.

Megan’s Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy was awarded by Roehampton University in London, England. Her research was conducted with adolescents in a residential therapeutic boarding school. She earned her BFA in Dance from York University in 2001. Megan is a member of OACCPP (The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists) and is the Ontario Regional Representative for the Canadian Association for Dance Movement Therapy in Canada.

Megan's private practice serves Hamilton and Toronto, and she is currently the Dance Animator for the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Media Appearances: CBC News What Dance Does For Your Brain – Dance has cognitive, emotional benefits, Hamilton dance therapist explains