Mission
 

To create a dance and living arts community hub in London that provides classes and workshops for all ages, skills and backgrounds. To provide a warm non-judgemental place for all members of our community to train, create, and experience the social, physical and artistic benefits of dance in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Owner | Dorit Osher, MA, MSW, RSW

Dorit has always danced. She is a professional contemporary dancer, creator, facilitator and clinical social work psychotherapist. In her early years she danced with Adele Blank in Johannesburg (South Africa), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel) and has worked with many renowned choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, and Robert North as a repertory modern dancer. As an independent dance artist in Europe and Canada she has worked with choreographers with distinct movement approaches and improvisation. Dorit uses improvisational practices, embodied expressive arts, and somatic psychology in her work as a dancer and psychotherapist. Dorit is interested in how dance can be a shared language that allows us to connect, witness and share our stories.

Every summer Dorit teaches an embodied dance course at Fleming College in Haliburton in the Expressive Arts Therapy Certification program using the skills she acquired from her BFA in dance from York University, a Master’s degree in Theory and Criticism, with a focus on trauma and the use of metaphoric language about the body in healing, and Masters of Clinical Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has her own therapy practice here in London and the Muze is a space where she can fuse her training and skills in psychotherapy and dance to help people connect and heal through being present in their bodies.

“A dancer, if she is great, can give to the people something that they can carry with them forever. They can never forget it, and it has changed them, though they may never know it.” - Isadora Duncan