CURRICULUM VITAE

BIO

 

I am the executive director and founder of the nonprofit Syzygy Dance Project. Syzygy Dance Project (SDP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms lives through dance. SDP offers regular outreach classes for inmates, veterans, recovering addicts, chronic illness patients, and the elderly.

Since 2000, I have been teaching weekly in-person and virtual 5Rhythms® dance classes and workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, throughout the US, Mexico, and Australia. My passion is to share the power of dance with underserved populations, including inmates, veterans, at-risk youth, recovering addicts, and hospital patients. I have over 30 years of experience in my personal recovery into my work with addiction.

I am often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of my ability to meet people right where they are and help move with them into new possibilities.

 

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EDUCATION

 

5Rhythms® Teacher Training Waves Certification

Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms

 

BFA in Dance

San José State University

 

AA in Speech Communication

De Anza College


 

Activity Director Certification

De Anza College

 

2001

New York,  NY

 

1998

San Jose, CA


 

1994

Cupertino, CA


 

1990

Cupertino, CA

WORK EXPERIENCE

Executive Director
Syzygy Dance Project

As executive director of the transformational non-profit Syzygy Dance Project, Sylvie is responsible for developing the strategic vision and the operational and administrative management for the SDP organization as an inspirational leader, heartfelt fundraiser, and skilled administrator. Sylvie fills a multi-faceted role that employs her vast understanding of diverse modalities, especially in facilitating dance workshops for underserved populations. Sylvie is a confident, adaptive, and empathetic leader who takes a hands-on approach with her support staff, facilitators, board members, and workshop facilitators. She is a role model to many in the conscious dance community by her passion for sustaining a safe and supportive culture for SDP workshop participants.

 


2010 – Present

Sausalito, CA

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

 

  • Virtual Dance & Movement Meditation Facilitator – Syzygy Dance Project 
  • Trainer and Workshop Facilitator – Syzygy Dance Project
  • Medicine Circle Facilitator & Founder – Sylvie Minot San Rafael
  • 5Rhythms® Dance Facilitator – 5Rhythms International®
  • Movement Instructor – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Movement Instructor for Veterans – Menlo Park VA Medical Center 
  • Movement Instructor for Incarcerated Women – San Francisco County Jail
  • Movement Instructor for Incarcerated Women – Dublin Federal Correctional
  • Movement Instructor for Recovering Addicts – Berkeley Options Recovery Center
  • Movement Instructor for Seniors – SF Campus for Jewish Living
  • Movement Instructor – Zuckerberg SF General Hospital Community Wellness Center
  • Movement Instructor for Acute Patients – CPMC Mission Bernal SF Campus

 

2020 – Present
2015 – Present
2008 – Present
2001 – Present
2010 – Present
2010 – Present
2010 – 2019
2010 – 2019
2013 – 2021
2016 – 2018
2014 – 2016
2018 – 2020

INVITED LECTURES & CONFERENCES

 

  • Workshop Leader – TEDx San Rafael Women
  • Presenter – Movement for Visually Impaired Children – New York
  • Presenter – Dance as a Therapeutic Tool – Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Presenter – Dance and Recovery – Center for Addiction Recovery Education
  • Presenter – Get Moving to a BetterU – American Heart Association
  • Teacher – Interactive Dance – Arts In Corrections: Reframing the Landscape of Justice Conference
  • Panelist – Working with Specific Populations – Arts In Corrections Conference
  • Presenter – Movement and Self-Care – San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Presenter – Syzygy Movement Class – Dominican University Occupational Therapy Program
  • Presenter – Syzygy Movement Class – SJSU Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Presenter – Transforming Stress through Movement – San Francisco American Heart Association
  • Presenter – Syzygy Dance for Somatic Approaches to Stress – John F. Kennedy University
  • Presenter – Movement and Wellness – Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Presenter – 5Rhythms® Outreach Dance – Utah 5Rhythms® Teacher Training Module III
  • Presenter – Movement Training – Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
  • Presenter – The Healing Power of Dance – UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Clinic
  • Presenter – Movement as a Spiritual Tool – San Francisco GLIDE Memorial Church
  • Presenter – Money as a Moving Energy – California Institute for Integral Studies Conference
  • Presenter – Self-care & Dance for Caregivers – Dominican Sisters of Mission San José Retreat
  • Presenter – Moving with Ancestral Lineage – Geography of Hope Conference Ancestors & the Land
  • Presenter – Presentation on Movement & Dance – John F. Kennedy University
  • Teacher – Movement for Veterans – Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Presenter – Movement with Family Bonding – Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth & Childcare Center
  • Teacher – Stress Management & Movement – San Francisco Family Caregiver Alliance Retreat
  • Presenter – Movement for Palliative Care – UCSF Division of Palliative Medicine
  • Artist – Dance in Prisons – ICPA Arts In Corrections Conference
  • Presenter – Dance of Leadership – Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley
  • Presenter – Syzygy Movement Method – Bay Area Therapeutic Recreation Association

 

November 2020
2020 – Present
2012 – Present
2020 – Present
2019 – Present
June 2019
June 2019
May 2019
February 2019
February 2019
October 2018
August 2018
June 2018
April 2018
April 2018
September 2017
May 2017
April 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
February 2017
October 2016
June 2016
February 2016
June 2015
June 2014
April 2014