Carol Kaminsky, M.A.
Moving Into Mindfulness
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Carol Kaminsky is a senior lecturer in dance and is the Dance Program Coordinator at the Frost School of Music. Professor Kaminsky teaches dance/movement therapy, modern dance, dance methodology, creative dance for children, improvisation, composition and stretching and body work. Ms. Kaminsky began her ballet training and performance at a young age with Thomas Armour and Robert Pike at the Miami Conservatory, now the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, and tap dance training with Ron Daniels. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and her Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ms. Kaminsky began her dance career teaching children, specializing in creative dance and modern dance education for preschoolers and elementary school aged children and children with special needs. She developed and taught in the University of Miami Children’s preparatory dance program and summer dance camps. She is currently teaching movement for children in the UM Music Prep Program.
Ms. Kaminsky’s clinical background includes dance therapy with hospitalized patients in acute psychiatric care, women in eating disorders treatment, children with special needs in schools, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease. She did numerous workshops and seminars integrating dance/movement therapy for wellness and personal growth. Additionally, Ms. Kaminsky is a facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and and currently teaches mindfulness in private practice. She is part of the UMindfulness Program that offers meditation sessions to UM students and staff.