Dr Juliet Chambers-Coe

East 15 Acting School
Dr Juliet Chambers-Coe
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    HH3.2 EAST15 LOUGHTON HATFIELDS, Loughton Campus

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    8.00 am - 6.00 pm Mon-Fri



Dr Juliet Chambers-Coe is a Certified Movement Analyst (Laban). She is Lecturer in Movement at E15 Acting School at the University of Essex. Her research focuses on Rudolf Laban’s philosophy of movement and its spiritual foundations, with a particular focus on training actors. Juliet is the Principal Editor of the Journal Dance, Movement, and Spiritualties (Intellect), and is Associate Director of the UK Association for Somatics, Movement, and Dance Therapy. Since 2005 she has worked extensively as a movement educator across the UK in Acting conservatoire training schools and in the U.S and China. She is the founder and creator of the Labanarium: Resource and Network Centre ( for the International Movement Community. This project supports the sharing and development of movement and dance research and scholarship in the tradition of Rudolf Laban which aims to reach across institutional and geographic boundaries. Juliet is a highly experienced academic leader and practitioner with extensive experience of teaching in Higher Education, professional expertise in contemporary acting techniques, and a specialist in movement for actors in the professional training conservatoire. She is committed to developing healthy, diverse, and progressive teaching and learning environments where excellence in practice and research in theatre and performance can make real change and impact towards a rigorous, healthier, and more diverse industry.


  • PhD Theatre University of Surrey, (2022)

  • MA Labananalysis & Somatic Studies University of Surrey, (2005)

  • BA (Hons) Acting Guildford School of Acting, (1999)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Movement, East 15 Acting School, University of Essex (6/9/2021 - present)

  • Athena Swan Lead - charter for gender equity, East 15 Acting School, University of Essex (27/7/2023 - present)

Other academic

  • Module Year Co-ordinator, Theatre, Rose Bruford College (18/9/2018 - 31/1/2023)

  • Lecturer: Movement Direction & Choreography, Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey (11/9/2014 - 30/6/2017)

  • Lecturer: Movement, Drama Studio London, University of West London (3/9/2012 - 31/5/2021)

  • Teaching Fellow: Movement, Theatre, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (5/10/2015 - 25/7/2016)

  • Guest Lecturer: Movement, Dance, Jiangnan University (2/5/2016 - 26/7/2016)

  • Academic Tutor, MA/MFA Movement Direction & Teaching, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (20/9/2023 - present)

  • External Examiner, Middlesex University (1/9/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Movement in Actor Training

Spirituality in Movement and Performance

Rudolf Laban and Rosicrucianism in Practice

Dance, Movement and Religion and Ritual Practice

20th Century European Esotericism and Occult Practice

Rudolf Steiner and Embodied Esoteric practices

Michael Chekhov and acting practices via the subtle body


Journal articles (8)

Chambers-Coe, J., (2023). The interpersonal body: knowing another through the shared embodiment of ‘energetic contact’. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 14 (1), 74-76

Chambers-Coe, J., (2023). Exploring Rudolf Laban’s flow effort: new parameters of touch. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 14 (2), 158-176

Chambers-Coe, J., (2023). Note from the Editor. Dance, Movement & Spiritualities. 10 (1), 3-5

Chambers-Coe, J., (2023). Rudolf Laban and the seven planes of consciousness: Sensory-somatic portals to spirit. Dance, Movement & Spiritualities. 10 (1), 47-62

Chambers-Coe, J., (2022). Embodied gnosis: Sensory-somatic routes in Rosicrucian thinking. Dance, Movement & Spiritualities. 9 (1), 77-98

Chambers-Coe, J., (2022). Editorial. Dance, Movement & Spiritualities. 9 (1), 3-8

Chambers-Coe, J., (2021). Rhythm in Acting and Performance. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 12 (4), 625-628

Chambers-Coe, J., (2021). Editorial. Dance, Movement & Spiritualities. 8 (1), 5-13

Book chapters (1)

Chambers-Coe, J., (2022). Figures: Rudolf Laban. In: The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy. Editors: Cull Ó Maoilearca, L. and Lagaay, A., . Routledge. 351- 361. 103239997X. 9781032399973

Conferences (7)

Chambers-Coe, J., World Arts & Embodiment Fiorum: Laban/Bartenieff Movement System Summit

Anais do(a) Anais da Conferência Laban 2018: Sistema Laban como Prática de Liberdade

Chambers-Coe, J. and O Maoilearca, L., Spirit in a Materialist World University of Surrey

Chambers-Coe, J., The Actor-Dancer. Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts (CISPA) International conference.

Chambers-Coe, J., Rhythm in Acting and Performance international conference, University of Leeds, Labanarium and The Makings of the Actor.

Chambers-Coe, J., International Symposium LBMS 2022, Inspirees Education Institute

Chambers-Coe, J., Mental Health and the Physical Performer, Drama Studio London. Federation of Drama Schools

Thesis dissertation (1)

Chambers-Coe, J., (2022). What are the consequences of reintegrating Rudolf Laban's Rosicrucianism into the practice of Laban Movement Analysis for actors-in-training and their teachers?




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