The Storydancer Project

The Storydancer Project™ (TSP) is a non-profit international artistic health resource organization bringing awareness of health and body through exercise, movement, rhythm, music, and story to those who are challenged by life’s circumstances.As a grass roots organization, TSP serves girls, women and children who live in overcrowded cities and impoverished villages, those who have experienced the trauma of natural disasters, civil war, loss of family and those who suffer from poor health and life threatening illness.In addition, TSP provides capacity-building training programs in self-care and renewal for health care providers, teachers, and social workers internationally and at home.

In New Mexico, TSP has developed an ongoing wellness, literacy, and creativity program called WHAT’S IN A STORY. This unique bi-lingual program is in its third year and serves over 800 elementary school students.Core wellness exercises, vocabulary building and creative learning are some of the components of this intercultural story-based program. WHAT’S IN A STORY brings Integrative Learning (integrating visual, kinetic, auditory modalities of learning) into the classroom.

From the wellness programs for Bethlehem’s politically traumatized children, to muslim girls school in the rag-picker’s neighborhood, nurses and hospital administrators and dance teachers working withtsunami refugee children, The Storydancer Project promotes health, resilience, self-esteem, leadership and community connectedness through the joy of movement.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2009, 2010, 2011