About


Movement is a personal, cultural and universal language. With the right tools we can understand this language to reach our functional and expressive potential. Using the system known as Laban Movement Analysis, Movement Has Meaning is dedicated to helping people explore the complexity and richness of human movement.

Not sure how you can benefit from LMA? Learn more about how this system can help you in your personal and professional relationships, improve performance in sports and the arts, or help you in matters of health and fitness.

You can connect with others at workshops and programs, or use our directory to find a Certified Movement Analyst near you. We also offer free learning and teaching resources!

Finally, be sure to subscribe to our blog for insightful discussions on all things LMA.



  •  Robin Konie – Founder / Author

    Robin Konie – Founder / Author

    Robin is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA) and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT).  With an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, a BA in Dance from Brigham Young University, and years of both private and higher education teaching under her belt, Robin brings an expansive view of movement and the human body to her work.  View Robin’s profile.

  •  Sarah M. Barry – Author

    Sarah M. Barry – Author

    Sarah is on the dance faculty at the University of Alabama, teaching dance history, choreography, pedagogy and modern. Sarah additionally has a passion for Pilates, improvisation, kinesiology, and LMA/BF and has done master classes in a variety of locations in these and other subjects. Her choreography has been shown all over the USA and in Edinburgh, Scotland and Biel, Switzerland. Sarah earned her M.F.A. in modern dance at the University of Utah as well as a certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (CLMA) through the Integrated Movement Studies program. She also holds a BFA in dance from Sam Houston State University. View Sarah’s profile.

  •  Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp – Author

    Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp – Author

    Rose is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and somatic body practitioner. She is the Artistic Director of inFluxdance based in Salt Lake City, UT.  Her work with the company focuses on interdisciplinary performance, accessibility, and the exploration of dance as an inroad to social change. Her choreography has been seen internationally in cities such as San Francisco, Boston, and Montreal. Rose holds a BFA, CLMA and an MFA in Choreography from CalArts. Rose has danced with various contemporary companies, aerial dance companies and contact improvisation projects. For the past 5 years Rose was Head of Dance at the University of Virginia where she created and implemented their new dance program. View Rose’s profile.


  •  Alisa Gillespie – Author

    Alisa Gillespie – Author

    Alisa received her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of California, Irvine and her BA from Brigham Young University. As a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA), Alisa enjoys teaching and assisting others in realizing their potential as fully functional and expressive individuals. Alisa has had the opportunity to perform and teach internationally in Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Alisa currently teaches at Glendale Community College and is a performing member of CONDER/dance. View Alisa’s profile.

  •  Crystal Gipe – Author

    Crystal Gipe – Author

    Crystal is a Certified Movement Analyst (CLMA), Dance Educator, and Choreographer.  She holds an MFA from Smith College and a BS in Dance Performance from Ball State University, and she is currently an Adjunct Instructor at both Springfield College and Deerfield Academy. Crystal’s choreography has been presented throughout New York City and the New England area. View Crystal’s profile.

  •  Andrea Rose – Author

    Andrea Rose – Author

    Andrea is a full time mother of two and part time student at Utah Valley University where she earned an AS in dance with an emphasis in ballet in 2007 and is currently pursuing a BS in the Integrated Studies department focusing on dance and psychology. Her interest in the growing field of dance/movement therapy led to her certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis through Integrated Movement Studies in 2008. Andrea has taught dance classes and introductory LMA in Utah and Wisconsin and her belief in movement as a healing process drives her pursuits in the field. View Andrea’s profile.

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