Psychologist and anthropologist, is the Creator of the Biodanza System, he was born on April 19, 1924 in Chile. He held the Chair of Art and Expression Psychology at the Institute of Aesthetics of the Pontifical University of Chile.
He was a Lecturer in the Center for Medical Anthropology Studies at the University of Chile School of Medicine and has done research on "Expressions of the Unconscious", "Art of Origins", and on the states of "Expansion of Consciousness".
In 1982 Rolando Toro founded the world's first School of Biodanza, in Fortaleza (Brazil). Later many more schools are created and the World Biodanza Movement expands around the world.
In 1990 he opened the first School of Biodanza in Italy. From 1989 to 1998, during his stay in Europe, he devoted himself to a widespread programme of dissemination of his system and publications.
Rolando Toro draws his inspiration from anthropological and ethological sources. He has researched the expansion of consciousness and creativity Rolando Toro was also a poet and painter.
Rolando Toro was the president of the International Biocentric Foundation, the body that owns the Rolando Toro System Biodanza brand until 2013.
He lived in Italy for more than 10 years disclosing the Biodanza method throughout Europe.
Returning to Chile, he directed and coordinated Biodanza's activities around the world.
A poet and painter, he has published books of poetry and exhibited his artistic works in both Europe and South America.
He was appointed Professor Emeritus of the Inter-American Open University of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Beloved all over the world, Rolando Toro Araneda "went to Dance with the Stars" on February 16, 2010.
Rolando Toro Araneda last updated the definition of Biodanza in 2009, before leaving us the following year, in February.
"Biodanza is a system of acceleration of integration processes at the cellular, immune, metabolic, neuro-endocrine, cortical and existential level through the induced living in an environment enriched by music, dance, contact, caress and the presence of the group." Rolando Toro Araneda