Linda Nutter

Linda Nutter, Ph.D., CMA, is a former NYC choreographer and dance teacher and has been on the Certificate Faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies since 1994. She has taught on the faculties of NYU and the University of Nebraska, and has served as a dance critic for The Lincoln Journal. Her choreography has been commissioned and performed throughout the U.S. and in South America. Her doctoral research was in dance analysis, aesthetics and dance criticism and utilized Laban Movement Studies in the development of an eclectic method of analysis. Her broad interests have led her to teach and apply Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) in many different contexts. In addition to her work in the field of dance, she has taught LMA to students in ethnomusicology and acting, and worked on Wall Street for eleven years as a Vice President of Technology. There, she utilized LMA/BF in her work as a corporate trainer, project manager, mediator and supervisor. In 2002, “Apprehending the Fugitive Art Form,” her essay on dance, phenomenology and the work of painter Terry Rosenberg, was published in Figuring Motion by Smart Art Press. Her main research interests continue to involve phenomenology and the study of objectivity/subjectivity as it relates to observation; critical analysis, meaning, and interpretation; and the development of creativity. She recently completed the development of a DVD correspondence course with Dr. Martha Davis on the Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory, an observation tool for identifying body movement patterns associated with schizophrenia spectrum and personality disorders, and other forms of mental disease. She teaches Laban Movement Analysis at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, and recently expanded her ongoing study of movement into the practice of photographing movement.