MA (with Distinction) Jungian and Post Jungian Studies
CMA, RSMT, SrDMP, MPA
Janet has worked professionally as a Certified Movement Analyst for over 25 years. She is also a registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA), a Senior Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP, UK), and a Movement Pattern Analyst Consultant (Warren Lamb's legacy work, through Motus Humanus).
In the last 38 years, she has performed as a featured dancer with several NYC dance companies, including Bhaskar Dances of India, Sophie Maslow Dance Company, Daniel Maloney and Dancers, and Rhythm and Visions of India; and has choreographed, directed, trained dancers and dance movement therapists and designed professional training and degree programs at undergraduate and Master’s level internationally. She has presented workshops, annual training and master classes throughout Great Britain, Europe, the US, Canada, and in India. In her early career, she was Co-founder and Dance Editor for In-Step with the Performing Arts of New York, the first tabloid in New York City to exclusively utilize dancers as dance critics and to cover 'Downtown' dance. Later, as Founder/Director of New Orleans Repertory Dance Theatre, she performed with and presented her own and nationally-recognized choreographers’ original works in collaboration with independent New Orleans musician/composers, visual artists, and the New Orleans Symphony Chorale.
Janet began teaching in higher education in 1987, while performing with Peter Madden’s Dance Process, and The Forrest Collection in Baltimore, MD, as well as choreographing and directing her own work. She completed her CMA training at LIMS, NY in 1989/90, and became core faculty for LIMS Certificate programs in 1992, hosted by the dance departments of University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Quebec at Montreal. She and Peter Madden brought the first CMA program to Canada.
In 1995, Janet moved to London, UK where she became a permanent full time Lecturer at Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (formerly Laban Centre London), teaching on the professional dance training and dance movement therapy degree programs. In 2002-3, she collaboratively designed the MA degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University of London, spear-heading the program as its first Course Leader.
Janet designed and directed the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) intensive training at York University, Toronto and presented subsequent Certificated programs in Laban Movement Analysis at Ryerson University, Toronto, and Burnaby Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC as the Founder/Director of Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International (LSSI). LSSI Certificate programs in Movement Analysis and Somatic Practice™ are an Approved Training Program of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
While in London from 1995-2004, she developed and established the first somatically-based Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Courses in the UK, and the Experiential Anatomy and Technique syllabi (with Gill Clarke) used as Fundamental Skills in Trinity-Laban’s Dance Theatre training. She also created the first integrative LMA/BF course model used as a core teaching component on the Dance Movement Therapy program at the (former) Laban Centre and the MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. She has presented somatic LMA/BF workshops for faculty and students in London, Wales, Paris, Bratislava, Zagreb, Warsaw, Hvar, and Prague; and has provided LMA/BF training for TANTER dance therapy programs in Prague since 1997. In India, Janet presented BF and Contemporary Technique training for dancers at the Shankar Centre for Performing Arts, Calcutta; and co-designed and presented dance therapy workshops for NGO workers sponsored by a British Council development project in Bengal, India.
Janet received her Masters of Arts with distinction in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies from the University of Essex, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, UK. Peer-reviewed publications include “The Phenomenological Body and Analytical Psychology” in Harvest:Journal of Jungian Studies; "Imagination and the Mundus Imaginalis" in Spring: Journal of Archetype and Culture, Philosophy and Psychology Issue; and “Anima and Animus Embodied” in Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, Taylor and Francis. “Phenomenology and Movement Observation” and “Shape as Lived Movement” were published in international Dance Therapy quarterlies.
She has studied Equine Hanna Somatics with Eleanor Criswell Hanna, and is Board member and faculty of The Kerulos Center which advocates for animal self-determination while pioneering the field of trans-species psychology through the work of Ecologist and Depth Psychologist Dr. Gay Bradshaw. In 2013, Janet designed pilot training workshops Being with Animals, and Perceiving the Unspoken, which were presented in the Czech Republic. She now lives in Savannah, GA, USA, where she has a private Somatic Practice, teaches somatic movement improvisation, and creates public moving art works as Savannah Moving Art Projects.