Professor Sondra Fraleigh is professor emeritus of dance at the State University of New York (SUNY Brockport), a Fulbright scholar and award-winning author of nine books, including Back to the Dance Itself: Phenomenologies of the Body in Performance (University of Illinois Press, 2019), Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch (University of Illinois Press, 2015) and BUTOH: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy (University of Illinois Press, 2010). Land to Water Yoga (iUniverse Press, 2008) is her book on somatic yoga and infant movement development. She also has numerous book chapters on culture, aesthetics and ecology. Fraleigh was chair of the Department of Dance at SUNY Brockport for nine years, later head of graduate dance studies and also selected by SUNY as a university-wide faculty exchange scholar. Her choreography has been seen internationally. She was a teaching fellow at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo and at the University of Baroda in India. Fraleigh is the founding director of Eastwest Somatics Institute for the study of dance, yoga and movement.
Contact: Eastwest Somatics Institute, St. George, UT 84770, USA.