Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMT, is a Senior Lecturer and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine in the College of the Arts. She is affiliated faculty with the School of Theatre and Dance and the STEM Translational Communication Center and serves on the Research Committee in the College of the Arts. Jenny is an active member of the American Dance Therapy Association and served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Dance Therapy as Book and Film Review Editor.
Jenny teaches graduate coursework in the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine Master's degree program in Arts in Medicine. She also serves as an instructor for the undergraduate common humanities course, What is the Good Life? and teaches an annual study abroad course entitled Arts for Health, Peace and Community Engagement in Northern Ireland.
Jenny maintains a clinical practice in dance/movement therapy with veterans and their families at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center providing creative arts therapy using telehealth. She has also practiced dance/movement therapy with UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine working with children and adults with acute and chronic health issues. In her community practice, Jenny facilitates theatre and dance for health education and promotion among middle school and high school students in schools, juvenile justice and other community outreach settings.
Jenny's current research focus includes evaluating the use of telehealth to deliver dance/movement therapy and creative arts therapies. In addition, she is considering the impact of theatre on health education and health literacy. She is dedicated to exploring the capacity of the performing and literary arts, and more broadly the creative process, to impact the health and well-being of people of all ages and abilities both to enhance quality of life and to enhance care at the end of life.
With over 15 years of professional experience, her expertise includes multidisciplinary, socially-engaged arts practice, teaching, program implementation, and administration in delivering the arts in clinical and community settings.