I decided to study Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (LMA/BF) because I wanted to find out who I was as both a teacher and performer of theatre and dance. I also wanted to find a way to help my students become more aware, to find out who they are so that they are able to become someone else. My job is to provide an awareness of their personal tendencies and patterns of habitual movements, gestures, and tensions so that they are free to adopt and adapt to the movement that best aids their learning process and performance. It is also my job to foster and condition the mind, body, and spirit so that an actor can guide his instrument to such a state that he may truthfully serve both the story and the environment that the playwright has created. I feel that LMA/BF provides a way to solve problems not easily solved through recognized approaches and methodologies. In addition, I have taught varied classes since beginning my career in academia, and wanted to try and synthesize my “areas of expertise” with a common language, both a physical and verbal vocabulary, in which to communicate with all students and artists, no matter what show I was directing or choreographing, or what class I was teaching. After three 3-week intensives in NYC and countless projects and papers, I became a Certified Movement Analyst in June 2010.