Interview – Yumi Schaefer

Dance Therapist – Yumi Schaefer

What do you consider the most rewarding and challenging parts of your job?

The most rewarding part is having great fun with my students.

The biggest challenge is meeting everyone’s needs.


If people were considering becoming a dance therapist what advice would you give them?

Get yourself knowledgeable and spread your network.


What qualifications or experience is required to become a dance therapist?

Certificate course and graduate diploma, and experience accumulation.


What did you want to be when you grew up?

PE teacher


Were there any other careers you considered pursuing when you left school?

Flight attendant and conference organiser.


Is this your first career? Can you see yourself remaining in this line of work forever?

Yes, for a life time!


What are your standard hours?

During the day. One to two hours a day.


Is there anything you can tell us about your job that people wouldn’t expect?

Infinite possibility.