Caryn is thrilled to be a founding member of this dynamically governed association with this lateral, non-hierarchical model so fitting for Continuum. She first began doing Continuum in a hands-on healing study group in the mid-80s, and was mentored by Emilie for 20 years midway through her 10 year modern dance career with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
She is Vice President of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and on the advisory board of SOMAFest L.A where she teaches annually. She founded LiquidBody media, movement and dance in 2001 and teaches Continuum in person in New York, Athens, Greece and the Berkshires of NW, Massachusetts (and wherever she has student interest).
She co-teaches the monthly Continuum Virtual with Teri Carter, and through LiquidBody movement offers ongoing virtual classes and monthly workshops to students around the globe including New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Capetown, Canada and more. She has an MFA in Somatic Dance and Technology from the University of California, Irvine and is on faculty at School of Visual Arts in NYC , and creates dance film and audience-interactive multimedia performance works.
She is Artistic Director of Topia Arts Center, a green arts and education center in development in Adams, MA where she co-created with her partner, multi-instrumentalist and composer Nana Simopoulos, the award-winning ultra-green Topia Inn. She mentors Continuum teachers and is so grateful to the worldwide Continuum community who has supported and participated in the development of the work all these years.