“The Certification Program in Bartenieff Fundamentals/Laban Movement Analysis is something I have wanted to do for many years. I studied the material as an undergraduate and then in workshops and short courses in New York over the years, but the Certification Program puts it all together as a cohesive discipline. I have found this program to be an exceptional opportunity to study with a group of gifted teachers whose thorough embodiment of the work is both engaging and inspiring. The teaching methodology really resonates with me as a dancer and an educator, but also as a scholar. We are exposed to the material theoretically, physically and even emotionally. There is a practical element to the program as well, in which students are able to do workshops with people in the field who are using BF/LMA in a variety of applications. In addition, the modular structure is, in fact, the reason I am able to do this program along with my full-time work teaching in a college. I look forward to each module and to studying with a group of colleagues and fellow students who are as engaged and excited about the work as I am.” —Lesley Farlow, CMA 
Interested in becoming a CMA? Email Director of Education, Si-Hyun Yoo at education@labaninstitute.org


The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, a non-profit educational institution, is searching for instructors who can work as core faculty members in the LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies at the LIMS Headquarters located in Brooklyn, New York. The following positions are currently open for applications:

  • Core faculty for the 2019-2020 Yearlong Format of LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies (From September 2019 to May 2020)
  • Core faculty for the 2019-2021 cohort of the Intensive Modular Format of LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies (From June 2019 to TBD)

Job Overview

Teaching in a post-Baccalaureate program. Required teaching competencies include:

Experience in training students in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentalssm through completion of the title CMA (Certified Movement Analyst).

Evaluating students progress, reading students assignments and giving feedback, advising students’ final project.

Mentorship of assistants

Must be able to commit to the team-teaching environment, attend meetings on a regular basis to discuss curriculum development, program schedule and class scope and sequence, tracking students’ progress and concerns, maintaining a collegial process with the faculty team and occasional co-teaching.

Compensation for teachers begins at $60/hour. This job is contract-based for the duration of a program or module and is eligible for renewal.



  • Must be a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) trained through the LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies
  • Must be able to demonstrate his/her deep understanding of the theory and clear embodiment
  • Must be able to demonstrate his/her teaching/modeling skills in LMA/BF
  • Must be able to demonstrate his/her ability to teach Motif & Observation
  • Must have prior teaching experience
  • Must be able to deal with diversity among people, perspectives, and the evolving theory in the field


  • Previous experience assisting in the LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies
  • Professional title including but not restricted to MFA, Ph.D., DMT, BC-DMT, K-12, etc.
  • Registration as a Somatic Movement Educator or Therapist (RSME/T) through ISMETA
  • Active and recent engagement in professional presentations in the field, including performance/choreography, book publication, conference presentations, research publications, or similar.

Application Materials

  • Letter of Application, addressing the above requirements and preferences
  • CV
  • Evidence of teaching in LMA/BF (video and/or course syllabi)
  • Contact information for 2-3 recommenders

Please send the application materials to the LIMS Hiring Committee at facultysearch@labaninstitute.org by April 20, 2019.