Alum of Expressive Arts Therapy
Marlena E. Zahm (2011), originally from Massachusetts, started dancing at age four and has not stopped since. She is a member of the first graduating class of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School in Hadley, Massachusetts and she holds a BFA in Dance & Theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2008 she moved to San Francisco to begin her studies at CIIS. Currently, Marlena works as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for Edegwood Center for Children and Families. She provides mental health services to children, families, teachers, and site administrators in pre-schools within the San Francisco Unified School District. Marlena is also the Company Manager of World Dance Fusion, a Bay-Area based group that performs over thirty varieties of cultural dance forms and techniques. Marlena enjoys exploring the vast potentials of the body through movement and spiritual practice and she brings her zeal for expressive arts therapy into her work with kids.