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meet niki

Niki Schild
BA (Hons)
Dance Movement Therapy Placement


Niki is completing the Master of Creative Arts Therapy (Dance Movement Therapy) program at the University of Melbourne. She is on student placement with Rainbow Muse until the end of 2022, when she expects to graduate. 


As a practicing artist, Niki has cultivated a strong personal relationship to dance, physical theatre, drawing, writing and music, with dance being her central artistic ‘language’. In DMT, she sees these elements as opportunities to extend the range of therapeutic interactions to include sensing, relating, moving, making and integrating. In these processes, she values curiosity, responsiveness, learning and collaboration.


Niki can often be found growing plants and composting in her garden.



  • Master of Creative Arts Therapy (DMT) - U. Melb (current)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in philosophy, psychology, cultural studies - U. Syd

  • Graduate studies in urban horticulture - U. Melb

  • 8+ years professional artist/community teaching artist

  • Experience working therapeutically in community programs for young people with speech disfluency, older people with dementia, and drop-in wellbeing spaces

  • Experience designing and facilitating creative development programs for adults

For more information on DMT check out this blog post all about it