Anne Bartlett is a movement artist, educator and therapist. A diver, pianist, and self-taught gymnast as a child, she discovered her true passion and calling while dancing with the waves and sand and birds on the beach during a year in California as a teenager. She began studying dance at Luther College in 1989, and movement has been her lens, canvas and medium ever since. She created Open Circle Movement Works to connect with others who share her love of movement.
Anne holds an MFA in dance performance and choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and was Assistant Professor of dance at Luther College in Decorah, IA from 1999-2004. In 2010, she completed two years of training with Integrated Movement Studies (IMS) in Salt Lake City, UT, and became a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA).
Collaboration is Anne's passion, and she loves the creative flow that arises from the connection with others through movement, whether in a class, a performance, a somatic movement therapy session, or a conversation.
Anne practices community where she lives, at Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield, CO. She and her husband, musician Jeroen van Tyn celebrate the joys and challenges of parenting three wonderful children.