Julia Grace - Founder
Julia Grace Vishnepolsky, MA, LPCC, R-DMT is a licensed psychotherapist and registered Dance/Movement Therapist, devoted to embodiment , creativity , and service in helping human beings thrive. Julia Grace crafts movement journeys with the intention for people deepen their connection to themselves, their emotions, relationships and environment. As a mental health advocate, Julia speaks internationally at conferences on the mind/body connection and the integration of somatic therapy and creativity in healthcare.
Julia Grace is an advocate for eldercare. She is the founder and executive director of ALMA, a non profit program in partnership with UCLA Arts and healing initiative, that promotes a sense of belonging and vitality throughout the lifespan through intergenerational & arts based programming.
Julia's professional training in Dance/Movement Therapy as well as love for nature and community led her to developing "The Wave Silent Disco", an outdoor community dance experience inspiring self expression, self care, a sense of belonging, and service. Julia Grace holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy, is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, and a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with her private practice in Los Angeles, CA.
To learn more about her work visit www.counselingwitharts.com and www.almamovement.org
“Big Wave Dave” Kim - Music Director & Business Development
Dave Kim is an international electric violinist and DJ. He has performed all over the world and has been featured on TEDxSF, Oprah and Necker Island. He recently performed on the main stage at BottleRock music festival with Michael Franti. Dave is a big ocean advocate. He has performed at gala’s to help raise support for the Ocean Elders with Sylvia Earle and Richard Branson. Dave also has an inspiring story of using his will and determination to fully recover from being paralyzed from a stroke.
Andreas Mego - San Diego Captain
Andres is a lover of the ocean. Surfer, free diver, and owner of Water Sports San Diego, Andres shares his love and respect for our waters through his work. His vision is to bridge harmony between people and planet, and together with Alma create connection for all!
Pete is a Spiritual Musician who believes sound, music and movement is at the core of our being. Expressing and being in touch with our sound and bodies together will help heal the world! It is my honor to support Julia in her expression of the Wave movement as it resonates so deeply within me as a path for world healing and growth.