Coleen is a board certified dance/movement therapist, group psychotherapist, resilience advantage trainer, and Reiki master. She received her bachelor and master degrees from UCLA in the area of clinical psychology with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy. Coleen has presented on mind/body wellness at conferences and retreats throughout California, and is a co-creator of AUM's corporate workplace initiative, BeWellArts.
Coleen is co-founder of AUM, a 501(C)3 non-profit, and is the founder and Artistic Director of NewGround Theatre Dance Company; a contemporary dance and multi-media performance company providing messages of unity, inclusivity, compassion, and heart connection during this time of global change. Coleen served as faculty and the Director of Dance at Notre Dame de Namur University in the Department of Theater Arts & Dance from 2003-2017. She is currently on faculty at Canada College and Notre Dame High School teaching courses in both psychology and dance.