Faculty and Staff
Colleen Culley
Visiting Asst Prof Dance
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Miller Building
Department: Performing Arts  
Office Hours:
Tue: 12:45-2:15

Thu: 12:45-2:15
 
Email:    
Colleen Culley
Education
MFA: Dance
The College at Brockport, 2015

MALS: Movement and Economic Structures
SUNY Empire State, 2012

CLMA: Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis
Integrated Movement Studies, 2006

BA: Dance, Arts Education
William Smith College, 2006

Background
Biography
Colleen Culley teaches dance and movement skills to all levels of movers. The central theme of her work is the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System, a collection of theories and practices related to observing, teaching, and analyzing human movement. Since 2012 Colleen has been Core Faculty for Integrated Movement Studies. Colleen’s quirky choreography and performance has been presented in throughout the Northeast. She has received grants from the NYS Dance Force for a several year series of community Dance Projects created throughout New York State in collaboration with Jim Self. As a writer she has contributed regular movement education columns for Epoch Times. She recently wrote a column on somatic education in "Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond," and an article in "Inhabiting the Meta-Visual" analyzing the gendered movement messages of a Saturday Night Live cold open. She presents regularly on these topics throughout the US and Europe. Before entering higher-education Colleen was the founder and owner of Move Into Greatness, a company she started in 2007 to bridge fitness and somatics and bring the Laban/Bartenieff work to business and fitness settings, including high level athletes and people with different abilities.