Greene is an avid dancer who grew up in the community spirited villages of Newtown and Upper Cayon in St. Kitts. Greene has spoken out about her families history of mental illness, depression, and the challenges she faced throughout her childhood with low self-esteem. It is through her passion for dance and the issues she faced as a child that has led her to introduce as many people as possible to dance therapy and its accompanying healing powers.
”Dance is a key aspect of our lives, and so is healing, growth and improvement. It is almost impossible for us to to find growth or healing in the body without engaging the mind and vice versa. This is where dance therapy comes in.”
Contestants who compete in the Miss International pageant, spend the entire year advocating for a platform that they are each passionate about. It should come at no surprise that Greene’s platform is “Dance Your Dance! Improving lives through dance therapy.” The Kittitian and Nevisian native volunteers with different organizations and charity groups on a bi-weekly basis where she conducts seminars on Dance Therapy. She is also an official advocate of the American Dance Therapy Association, the only U.S. organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. So you maybe wondering, what dance therapy is and what it means to you. The American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.
”Basically, dance therapy allows us to engage both the mind and body. To allow us to express what we feel where words fail us. Dance therapy is one of the best tools that helps us to embrace who we are as individuals and to live more happy, healthy lives.”
To date Greene has already advocated for dance therapy to over 6500 individuals through her workshops, seminars and charity volunteer work. Going another step further, Greene has made financial donations to several individuals who, like her while she was growing up, would like to develop themselves through dance or similar extra-curricular acitivity but are with little means to make reality.
Accoding to Greene, ”the purpose of "Dance Your Dance" is to promote the importance of dance therapy, through advocacy and volunteerism. By partnering with the American Dance Therapy Association, I am opening the minds of many individuals who are unaware of the healing options that dance therapy provides. If we can work to ensure that more individuals are aware of the beneficial option of dance therapy, then we can break the cycle of silence we seem to have and begin to accept ourselves. We can begin to dance like only we can. You can begin to "Dance your dance."