Faculty: Norma Araiza
Norma Araiza is a performer, choreographer, instructor and registered psychotherapist of Yoeme descent, originally from Mexico. She has studied different disciplines within the arts, blending dance, theatre, vocals, percussion, and storytelling with cultural and traditional themes, especially from her Indigenous background. She uses these modalities in her Expressive Arts Therapy practice. Norma has completed her Master's Degree in Dance Ethnology at York University and graduated from the Expressive Arts Therapy Program at the CREATE Institute in 2006. She is currently working at Hospice Toronto, as the Expressive Arts Therapy (EXAT) Program Coordinator, focusing on life threatening illnesses, palliative care, anticipatory grief, and grief and bereavement. She also has a small private practice.