Janet Kaylo, MA (Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies), CMA, RSMT, SrDMP,  R-MPA
LSSI Founder and Director
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Janet has worked professionally as a Certified Movement Analyst for 30 years. She is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA), a Senior Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP, UK), and a Registered Movement Pattern Analyst (Warren Lamb Trust).

Over the last 40 years, she 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. Read more.

Amy Voris
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Amy Voris is a contemporary dance-maker, facilitator and somatic movement therapist based in Manchester, UK.  Her artistic practice is process-oriented and collaborative, driven by the desire to develop enduring relationships with people, with places and with movement material.  Examples of current projects include a site-responsive project (enter & inhabit), a collaboration with a jewellery maker (flockOmania) and the development of an artist-led network exploring the curation of experimental performance practices (Accumulations).  Alongside her artistic practice, Amy has worked in higher education for twenty years delivering a range of dance-related subjects within conservatoire and university settings in the UK.  More recently, her facilitation practice has become focused around the delivery of experiential anatomy, authentic movement (or the mover-witness dyad) and contemporary dance improvisation within postgraduate and international professional development settings.  Current teaching engagements include workshop delivery and project supervision on the MA in Creative Practice (Independent Dance/Trinity Laban) and delivery of experiential anatomy and authentic movement on Janet Kaylo’s Laban/Barteneiff Somatic Studies International.  In 2012, Amy completed training in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley, a therapeutic approach to the body-in-relationship which informs her approach to dancing and collaborating.  Her doctoral research explored the processual qualities of authentic movement as the methodological basis for forming, returning to and deepening the relationship with movement material over an extended period of time.  


Charlotte is an independent dance artist and teacher, and co-artistic director of Candoco Dance Company, UK.  She was a Dance Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Dance Theatre Programme at Trinity Laban from 2000-2011, teaching Experiential Anatomy into Contemporary Technique, Choreography and Performance.  She was also Component Leader for these subjects. She supervises BA and MA dissertations at Trinity Laban and London School of Contemporary Dance, where she designed and led a 3rd year elective: ‘Investigating Inclusive Practice’; and 2nd year ‘Fundamental Teaching Practice’. She is involved in on-going practical research into inclusive and creative approaches to dance practice for disabled and non-disabled students, and has led related teacher-training workshops and lectures.

Charlotte was a founding member of CandoCo Dance Company, touring and teaching internationally from 1994-1999.  She performed works by Siobhan Davies, Emilyn Claid, Adam Benjamin, Guilherme Bothelo of Compagnie Alias, Annabel Arden and Jos Houben of Theatre du Complicite  and was instrumental in the development of their integrated Education Programme.  Charlotte became co-Artistic Director of CandoCo in 2017.

Charlotte has also performed for Ricochet Dance Productions, Carol Brown, Aletta Collins, Company Q, Company Pyke and Dog Kennel Hill Project. She makes her own work including dance for camera. She was Assistant Choreographer on Alison Murry’s feature film, ‘Mouth to Mouth’ and won an award at The Place for her first short film: ‘Taut’, commissioned by Channel 4, 2001.

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Charlotte trained with with Linda Hartley in ‘Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy’ an ISMETA-approved programme, and is working with Deborah Hay, on the performance of ‘At Once’ – the Deborah Hay Solo Commissioning Project. In 2014 she co-created and performed a duet with Henrietta Hal (ofDog Kennel Hill Project) for Matthew Darbyshire’s solo show/installation for Shipley Art Gallery, in Gateshead and Bloomberg Gallery, London. Charlotte is the UK ‘mentor’ for IDOCDE (International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education), whose aim is to document best practice of contemporary dance education and to make it more available, as a tool for dance educators, and as a database for research via the IDOCDE website.  She is founding and practicing member of La Traversee in northern France.


Zrinka Simicic Mihanovic (MA, RSME, IDME, CMA-SP) is a dance artist, teacher and somatic practitioner based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Zrinka completed the Laban/Bartenieff Somatic Studies International, CMA-SP training program in 2017, as well as the Somatic Movement Education and Infant Developmental Movement Education, both certified programs of the School for Body-Mind Centering ®. She finished two years of Dance Movement Psychotherapy Education Program in Zagreb (in 2011) and she obtained her M.A. degree in History of Art and French Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004.

For the past 20 years Zrinka has been active as a dancer, author and choreographer. Her choreographic work has been influenced by her somatic inquiry and marked with collaborations with artists from other media, particularly visual arts. Her recent works include Canopy ShynessGood Water and The Touching Performance. The former, created in collaboration with visual artist Marina Bauer, as experiential and participatory site responsive work was and still is the base for many workshops that two authors co-facilitate with diverse audience including groups with different challenges. Zrinka’steaching includes working with diverse population groups, including students, professionals, dance and visual art students, amateurs, children and people with different challenges. Motivated by a need for connecting, exchange and transformation through somatic experience, in 2020 she initiated SomaHut, project envisioned as an imaginary roof under which different initiatives, groups, projects, practices and individuals meet. Zrinka also co-founded international improvisation festival Improspekcije in Zagreb and co-directed it from 2007 till 2022. Moreover, she is a co-founder and the artistic director of Multimedia Hut (Multimedijalnakoliba) organization. 

Since 2018 Zrinka has been a faculty member of the Dance department of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb where she has been teaching Experiential Anatomy and Laban Movement Analysis. She is a guest teacher on the Postgraduate Specialist Study of Creative Therapies programme of The Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek and on the Dance Movement Psychotherapy education program in Zagreb. She is a professional member of International Somatic Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) and of Croatian Dancers Association. 

Other Faculty to be announced soon…

Former and current Program Guests include:
  • Donna Redlick
  • Nadine Saxton
  • Trisha Bauman
  • Leslie Bishko
  • Susan Cash
  • Hana Kamea
  • Warren Lamb
  • Amy Matthews
  • Beverly Stokes
  • Dianne Woodruff
  • Judy Gantz