Faculty & Staff

Joanna Brotman
Degrees & Accomplishments
BA in Dance, Oberlin College
Certified Movement Analyst (CMA)
Reserach Studies in Music Education/Theater (RSME/T)
Certified Evans Teacher (CET)

Joanna Brotman, CMA, RSME/T, CET, is a dance educator, artist, lecturer, and writer based in New York City and working internationally. She is a Part-time Lecturer in the Masters of Education in Dance program at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Chair of the Dance Department at The Dalton School, where she has been developing and implementing innovative curriculum for over 25 years.

As a Certified Movement Analyst and Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Brotman has taught at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in New York City and The Laban/Bartenieff Certification Program in Scotland. She currently serves on the faculty of the LIMS Certification Program in Israel and at The Embodied Movement Institute in The Netherlands.

Brotman’s choreography has been commissioned by modern, ballet, and theater companies. She has received New York State Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grants and New York State Council for Arts Decentralization Grants for her work integrating professional and community dancers in underserved communities. Brotman has performed internationally as a dancer and can be seen in the films of Meredith Monk and SITU (Society for the Investigation of Things Unnamable).

Brotman’s dance writing can be found in PAJ: Journal of Performance and Dance (MIT Press). An interview of her collaborative work “Moving Our Selves” was published in Beyond Frontiers: Movement Analysis and Related Fields in Berlin in 2017. Her co-authored article “That word doesn’t exist in my language: teaching and learning the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System in multiple languages” is published in the international journal Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET). In 2019, Brotman was a panelist at the World Conference on Movement and Cognition.