Movers & Shapers: Martha Eddy

By July 31, 2018August 1st, 2018Podcast



Martha Eddy


Release Date: 7.31.18


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Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT, CMA, DEP is an author, researcher and professor who continues to teach and perform dance. She has held positions in either the Kinesiology or the Dance departments of Columbia, New York University, Princeton and San Francisco State University over the past 35 years. She earned her Masters in Applied Physiology and her doctorate in Movement Science from the Department of BioBehavioral Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is best known for her lectures on and research in overcoming the side-effects to cancer treatment through dance and exercise, perceptual-motor development, and embodied peace-making and for developing her own system of Somatic Education entitled Dynamic Embodiment – an ISMETA approved professional training in Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. She currently offers her curricula in the low-residency (intensive format) Masters programs at Montclair State University (greater NYC), University of North Carolina- Greensboro, and St Mary’s College (San Francisco Bay Area), as well as offering workshops in Europe and South America.

She has written chapters for numerous books and has published dozens of peer reviewed articles, as well as served on peer review panels in the areas of Dance Science, Dance Medicine, Movement Psychotherapy, Motor Learning, Movement Notation and Movement Analysis. She was the In 2017 recipient of the National Dance Education Organization’s Outstanding Leadership award.   The work she has developed with her non-profit organization Moving For Life has been featured on national radio and television in the USA extensively. She frequently invited internationally to deliver key note addresses. Her book Mindful Movement the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action came out in 2016 and is available through Chicago University Press, Intellect Books and Amazon.





92nd Street Y

Rod Rogers

The Clark Center

Jill Williams

Laura Foreman

Art Bauman

Daniel Lewis

Hampshire College

Laban Movement Analysis 

Tara Stepenberg

Certified Movement Analyst

Robert Ellis Dunn

Irmgard Bartenieff

Irene Dowd

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Body-Mind Centering®

Five College Dance Department

LABAN/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

Barbara Mettler

Warren Lamb and “Action Profiling”

Bates Method

Linda Lantieri

Thomas Hanna 


“Mindful Movement” by Dr. Martha Eddy

Emilie Conrad, Continuum Movement

BodyMind Dancing™

Moving for Life program

Micah Institute

Elaine Summers

Nancy Topf

Global Water Dances

Studio 55 C

Dynamic Embodiment™

Stephen Petronio


Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping., networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.