Amanda Levey studied psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia and subsequently trained extensively in the Halprin Method in the USA. This model is an integration of movement/dance, visual arts, performance techniques and therapeutic practices. She gained her MA in Arts Therapy Department from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in Auckland, New Zealand, and is the current Head of Department of the arts therapy programme there. Amanda is the former president and current secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA). She has presented at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. Her research and artistic interests are in performative video, movement in relation to the natural environment, and duoethnography.