Ashley Fargnoli, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT

Ashley Fargnoli, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach dance/movement therapy at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka through August 2020. Below is a description of her trailblazing project.

Moving Forward: A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to Healing in Sri Lanka
A growing need and interest for arts-based conflict resolution has emerged in Sri Lanka following the end of the 26 year-long civil war. Dance, in particular, has been an integral part of post-war Sri Lanka. As a Fulbright Scholar in Sri Lanka, I will draw on my 15 years of experience, bridging my 1) practice as a dance/movement therapist with survivors of trauma, 2) teaching within higher education and community settings, and 3) work implementing choreographic projects in war-torn countries. With the award, I will organize and teach several introductory courses on dance/movement therapy for reconciliation in a post-war context and assist with curriculum development.

Below are some pictures of Ashley and her work in Sri Lanka.