Lora graduated cum laude with honors from Wright State University with a B.F.A in Acting and earned an M.A. in Dance as Healing and Therapy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She furthered her dance/movement therapy (DMT) training at Kinections™ in Rochester, New York, under the tutelage of respected dance/movement therapy pioneer, Danielle Fraenkel, PhD, BC-DMT.
Lora teaches “Nonverbal Communication and MindBody Interaction” for the Dance Department. A charismatic speaker, she is a sought after presenter and workshop facilitator and has presented at organizations and professional conferences both locally and nationally. Most recently, Lora presented “Gene Expression and Neuroplasticity: Implications for Dance/Movement Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease” at the ADTA’s 45th Annual Conference. She writes about dance/movement therapy for various blogs on the web, including her own
Recognized as the “Leader of Tomorrow” in 2008 by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), Lora Wilson-Mau, MA, BC-DMT is passionate about increasing the world’s understanding of the dance/movement therapy profession and the inherently healing power of dance. A board certified dance/movement therapist, she served as President of the California Chapter of the ADTA for two terms and is a long-standing member of the ADTA’s Public Relations Committee. She serves as a program adviser for the Arts and Healing Initiative, a non-profit organization in partnership with the UCLA Collaborative Center for Integrative Medicine to “facilitate the use of arts-based tools for mind-body healing in the community.”