DanceAbility® Around the World
The home base of DanceAbility® International is in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Artistic Director and founder, Alito Alessi, tours internationally about four months every year, teaching, performing, and choreographing for many groups.
Through experiencing movement together, misconceptions and/or prejudices that able-bodied or disabled people might have about themselves and each other are uprooted. DanceAbility workshops provide a supportive atmosphere for attitudes to change, and for people to learn about the beauty and joy of communicating through movement.
More than 250 people in twenty countries have participated in month-long DanceAbility Teacher Certification courses. Some teachers use DanceAbility as their main method; some combine DanceAbility with various other methods. These independent teachers are served by the informal networking umbrella that DanceAbility International provides.
Visit one of these region pages to learn more about activities around the world:, , , , or .
In Mexico, Finland, Austria, and Uruguay, dance artists have asked to use DanceAbility in their organization names. These independent organizations consult with DanceAbility International for mentoring.
In Latin America, DanceAbility International co-sponsors projects by providing some funding. This funding has been made possible thanks to the endowment gift given by.
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Photo Credits: Photos by Edis Jurcys, except #14 & #15 by Gil Grossi.