Marina Benini

Staff details

Marina Benini


Lecturer Foundation & MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


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Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Movement Analysis, child development, Mentalization, Clinical Supervision,

Marina Benini works as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with children in both mainstream and special needs schools, and has previously worked adults with mental health. She is one of the founding members of Musical Moving — Dance for People with Parkinson’s.

Academic qualifications

  • Ba (Hons) Dance Theatre 2001
  • MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy 2007
  • Certificate in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy, 2011
  • Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PG CERT) 2021
  • Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision 2022

Teaching and supervision

Movement Studies, Experiential Anatomy Psychodynamic thinking. Supervision clinical work with children and adolescents.

Research interests

Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, Kestenberg Movement Profile, Movement Pattern Analysis, Movement Pattern Inventory, Body Mind Centering, Somatic Psychology.