Little Black Boxes

A Unique Human Collaboration in response to a National COVID Lockdown

Your Instructor

Orquidea Mortera & Carlene N De Jesus
Orquidea Mortera & Carlene N De Jesus

Orquidea Mortera is the Head of Diversional and Recreational Therapy Services for Summerset Group Holdings and the current President for the New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists Incorporated.

Her qualifications include International Relations & Human Rights, New Zealand National Certificates on Diversional and Recreational Therapy, Business Growth and Development, Management and Leadership, Operational Health and Safety, Community Support Services, Health, Disability and Aged Care Support, Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, studies in Health Promotion and currently doing her master’s in professional practice in Diversional and Recreational Therapy.
She is a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Facilitator, an Internationally certified Montessori Dementia Care professional, an international certified Ronnie Gardiner Method practitioner and Sound Bean practitioner.
Carlene is a choreographer, arts educator and researcher.
She has extensive experience teaching dance in a variety of contexts to people young and old. She has a double BA in Performing Arts in Dance and psychology, PGDip and MS in Health Psychology and a PhD with the UoA Centre for Brain Research examining the use of dance activities for the wellbeing of older adults. She is interested in the intersections between art and health. She is passionate about creating dance experiences for older adults that contribute to wellbeing and provide older adults with a sense of challenge, fun and creative expression.

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