Faculty and Staff
Colleen Culley
Visiting Asst Prof Dance
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Miller Building
Department: Performing Arts  
Office Hours:
Tue: 10 am-12 pm

Thu: 9-11am
Colleen Culley
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


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. Her upcoming book on the subject, "Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications" will come out fall 2018. Since 2012 Colleen has been Core Faculty at Integrated Movement Studies, a Graduate Certification Program on Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis.

Colleen’s quirky choreography and performance has been presented 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 recently published the chapter 'Live from New York' in the text "Inhabiting the Meta-Visual" that analyzed the gendered movement messages of a Saturday Night Live cold open and contributed a column on somatic education in "Studying Dance: A Guide for Campus and Beyond."

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.