Felicity Molloy
Feisty Feet Tutor

Dr Felicity Molloy (PhD I MEd I GDHE) maintains a professional profile that extends practice and teaching across dance, yoga, bodywork, and somatics (the experience of living).

Felicity is deeply practiced in community programme development, bringing dance, practice-based movement, and well-being approaches to a broad range of community participants. She was a dancer in Impulse Dance Theatre, and Limbs Dance Company before becoming an independent dance professional, and tertiary educator at Unitec, AUT, University of Auckland, where she completed her PhD.

Since 2009, Felicity has been exploring the benefits of dance for older adults, becoming Research Officer for the AUT/SPARC project called Can Dancing Improve Physical Activity Levels, Functional Ability and Reduce Falls in Older Adults? Following this project and in collaboration with Susan Jordan (DANZ), Felicity designed a series of dance sequences called Dance Mobility that became a teaching structure for other dancer/teachers. This project turned into a co-authored international article and conference presentations, one where Felicity presented at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT), 2019 in Geneva, Dance Mobility was renamed Silver Bones and has been taught up until the lockdowns in Westmere, Auckland.