Martha Eddy | Outstanding Dance Education Leadership
Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD, author of Mindful Movement (now in paperback), researcher and author in somatic dance, specializing in perceptual-motor development and performance, health, conflict resolution, stress reduction and trauma recovery as well as eco-somatics, has co-founded numerous organizations: Moving On Center, Moving For Life, Global Water Dances, and Center for Kinesthetic Education which houses www.embodypeace.org and EyeOpeners. She taught simultaneously with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen at the School for Body-Mind Centering® and with Irmgard Bartenieff at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in the 1980s before creating a merger of LMA/Bartenieff with BMC -Dynamic Embodiment. Her faculty positions included NYU, Teachers College, Columbia, and Princeton. At Montclair State University, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and St Mary’s College she teaches courses she has designed in movement observation, neuro-motor development, and functional anatomy linked to her somatic dance certifications BodyMind Dancing and Moving for Life Dance Exercise Health® (featured by CNN, CBS, NBC, WNPR), as part of low-residency graduate programs. She was a founding member IADMS (Dancer’s Health) and NDEO. She has served on the board of NDEO, CORD, as president of ISMETA.ORG and The Yard. She lives with her family in NYC, where she began performing dance at 92Y at the age of eight and has taught with DEL for 16 years.
Attend the Membership Meeting Monday, November 13th at the 2017 NDEO National Conference to see Martha receive this award.