Danka is a Serbian-born/North American trained artist, teacher and healer. She earned an Honours BFA in Theatre Arts from Drake University in the United States. Her post-graduate studies took her to New York City, where she trained extensively in archetype, movement and healing work.
Danka's workshops are aimed at helping artists and others liberate their creativity and embrace their authentic selves. She has spent years developing her workshops "Soul Stir", "Soul Shake!" and "Archetypes' Masquerade." With these group gatherings she explores and integrates the liberating nature of self-expression through archetypes, music and movement. In recent years, she has added a new workshop series called "Sacred Mama" which offers a space for mothers to connect and support one another in the sacred journey that is motherhood.
Danka's training and experience is multifaceted and extensive. While residing in Toronto, she deepened her work to include: Bioenergetics (releasing blocked emotions/energy, embodiment and grounding), shadow work, ecstatic dance, 5Rhythms, meditation and mindfulness, clowning, music and drama therapy, shamanic journeying, energy healing, Jungian Dreamwork, Yoga & Chakra work and other PsychoSpiritual healing techniques.
Danka brings over 15 years of experience as an actor, director, teacher and healer to her practice. Her intuitive approach has been supported by her professional experiences (i.e. her mentorship & teaching experience with The Cindy Tanas Studio and her years serving as Co-Artistic Director of the Sterling Theatre in Toronto).
When away from leading her workshops, Danka finds great joy in singing with her husband Oliver and raising their twin sons, Iggy & Phin.