Karen A. Studd, has a Master’s degree in Dance from University of Oregon and certification in movement analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS). Karen is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) and Educator (RSME) .She is a Movement Analysis Training Program Coordinator and has taught the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System in the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Israel and in China.
As a teacher of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS), she is focused on both personal and professional development through awareness of movement. Her interest is in the understanding of the importance of human movement across all disciplines. Karen is a co-author of EveryBody is a Body, a text on the phenomenon of human movement. This text has been translated into Chinese and Czech and is used in movement education courses worldwide.
Karen has also taught for the Dance Departments of the University of Oregon, the University of Wisconsin, George Washington University and George Mason University, where she was a tenured faculty for over twenty years.