Jo-Anne La Flèch

Jo-Anne La Flèche is a clinical and performance psychologist with an MA in Dance and graduate studies in Somatics. Apart from her  clinical practice, she gives dance-therapy workshops on self-esteem and embodiment to non-dancers of all ages.  Since 2012, she has been very active in the dance community. She is the resident psychologist at L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, a professional dance school based in Montréal: she teaches performance psychology to students and psycho-pedagogy to dance educators, and she gives counseling sessions to students in need. In the past years, she has given workshops and lectures on topics related to dance psychology to various members of the dance community: PAMA, IADMS, CCDT/ Sundance, Dance Bridge Project. She has written several articles and informational papers on dancer mental health issues. She is a psychology consultant for Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine. Ms. La Flèche is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). She takes part in the following working groups devoted to dancer health: Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health; Personal Safety in Dance International Working Group (PSD); and IADMS Task Force on Mental Health. Since January, she occupies the post of Co-President of Healthy Dancer Canada

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