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Diana Turner-Forte

Choreographic Institute of North Carolina

Transforming the human spirit through dance 

. . . beyond entertainment

Our intention is to empower participants through Contemplation, Dance/Movement, and  Franciscan Spirituality Workshops 

Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be Joyful.

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Empowering Individuals and Small Groups

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help people understand their own ability to heal. Diana Turner-Forte aims to achieve this by providing participants with tools in dance/movement, storytelling, meaningful music exploration,  and stillness.

Diana Turner-Forte

Teaching Artist in Dance/Movement, Healing Arts Coach, and a Writer

Diana Turner-Forte offers her services in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Some of the work can be done distant.

Diana Turner-Forte is a teaching artist in Dance and Well-being. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner (RMT) and Chakra Healing Master, as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP). She holds an MA in dance and certifications in somatic healing modalities that include brain-body integration, meditation, and prayer.

As a professional dancer, she performed with dance companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico City.

Her early teaching experiences were in public education and private dance studios where she focused on holistic movement awareness and safe practices while dancing.  In this process she introduced hundreds of students to self-care and injury-prevention measures benefiting their physical, mental, and spiritual health. 

Ms. Turner-Forte's personal and spiritual growth evolved with studies in holistic well-being and somatic/mind-body integration. She holds certifications as a Holistic Health Professional (HHP), Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner (RMT), and Certified Chakra Healing Master (CCHM). Her passion for dance, movement, spiritual transformation, and well-being are combined in the work she shares with all ages. 

With a vast well of resources acquired throughout her adult life, Ms. Turner-Forte is equipped to teach  dance and movement to a variety of people with a varying skills.

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