Carol-Lynne Moore


Carol-Lynne Moore, MoveScape Director

Throughout her career, Dr. Moore has been a leader in developing curriculum, training materials, and programs in movement analysis. Since 1976, she has taught movement analysis in professional and academic programs in the U.S., England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Korea. She was instrumental in the founding of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, serving on the faculty and staff from 1978-1982. Of late, she has been active in designing and teaching in the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis at Columbia College Chicago (launched in 2001) and the M.A. Program in Somatic Studies and Labananalysis at the University of Surrey (launched in 2002).

In addition to professional Movement Pattern Analysis consulting assignments with American and British companies, Dr. Moore has taken a lead in training the next generation of MPA profilers in collaboration with movement pioneer, Warren Lamb. These efforts are carried forward by the Movement Pattern Analysis Consultant Certificate program at Columbia College Chicago. This new program, with curriculum designed and instruction handled by Dr. Moore, launched in 2012.

In addition, she has extensive experience as a writer and editor. The classic college text, Beyond Words: Movement Observation and Analysis, written with Kaoru Yamamoto and originally published in 1989, was updated in a second edition in 2012, with a dedicated website for its video chapters. Dr. Moore has also written three books about Movement Pattern Analysis, most recently Movement and Making Decisions: The Body-Mind Connection in the Workplace (2005). Her masterwork, The Harmonic Structure of Movement, Music, and Dance According to Rudolf Laban (2009) recapitulates her doctoral and postdoctoral research based upon unpublished theoretical writings and drawings held in the Rudolf Laban Archive at the University of Surrey. Recently, she has been crystallizing years of teaching experience in various books and booklets, some exclusively published by Westbrook Press.

Her dedication to advancing the field of Laban-based movement studies led her to found Motus Humanus, a professional organization for movement specialists, in 1992. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Moore has played a major role in developing and delivering the organization’s varied programs. In addition, she is a member of the Laban Guild, the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Colorado Authors’ League, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. In recognition of her varied professional accomplishments, Dr. Moore is listed in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Who’s Who in America.