Aleksandra Schuller PhD

Aleksandra Schuller (1972) is a Doctor of Literary Science. She also has a master’s degree in the field of Art Therapy. She specializes in dance movement therapy Authentic Movement for which she studied with its founder Janet Adler PhD.

Her early creative period was devoted to performance as an art practice: she was active in Slovenia and in the international scene as a performer and as a director. Her pedagogical and research work was focused on Performance Studies. In the last decade, she has been focusing on art therapy (music, fine arts, theatre, dance movement and integrative/intermodal therapy) especially on Authentic Movement and on other concepts of mindfulness and supervision in art therapy and education.

With the help of the experiences she gained from working in different work environments (from lifelong learning, higher education to movement/integrative art therapy in clinical practice) she started to develop different forms of art therapy and art research: one of her interests is the creative process in different areas of art as an embodiment/a realization practice of reflection. She works part time at the University of Primorska and part time as a self-employed cultural worker. She’s been a guest lecturer at different higher education institutions such as: the Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen (Ottersberg, Germany) and at Inštitut Knoll za glasbeno terapijo in supervizijo (Kranj, Slovenia).