Erica Rose Jeffrey

Dance for PD® at LINES Mentor

Dr Erica Rose Jeffrey believes in the power of movement connected to positive social change. A ‘dance activist’, she seeks to create positive ways of seeing, participating and collaboratingin, around, and through dance. Involved in multiple communities, she has worked internationally as a peacebuilder, facilitator, performer, educator, and arts leader. Erica Rose co-founded the Dance for Parkinson’s Australia program with David Leventhal in 2012.

Erica Rose is the first Dance for PD® certified teaching artist in Australia. She holds a PhD in Creative Industries, focusing on Dance and Peacebuilding from Queensland University of Technology, a M.A. in International Relations-Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Queensland, and B.S. degrees in Dance and Mediation and Conflict Resolution from Indiana University.

She is a Director of Dance for Parkinson’s Australia working in Partnership with Dance for PD®. Erica Rose has presented workshops with Queensland Ballet in Brisbane, the Sydney Opera House, The Australian Ballet, Ausdance, the Belconnen Arts Centre, and other organizations throughout Australia. Working with Dance for PD®, she is supporting the expansion of training and class opportunities in China, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Erica Rose is also a co-Director of Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia, implementing and researching peacebuilding projects in the Asia and Pacific regions. Her research has included work in the Philippines, specifically in Mindanao, Fiji, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), and the United States. As a Director of PaCSIA, she is currently engaged in community level peacebuilding projects, including many with arts and culture components in Australia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Her recent publication, Dancing through the dissonance: Creative movement and peacebuilding was published in 2020 in Manchester: Manchester University Press.

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