June 14, 1934 - April 14, 2014 The founder of Continuum, somatic pioneer, visionary mentor and friend, passed away peacefully in her home in Encino CA surrounded by her caring healing team and loved ones. She was born and raised in New York City where she studied ballet and Afro-Haitian dance. In 1963 she moved to Los Angeles where she began teaching at the Actors Studio. In 1974, she pioneered a protocol for spinal cord injury. From 1974 to 1979, she was a Movement Specialist in a research study conducted by Dr. Valerie Hunt at UCLA. Emilie's capacity for innovation became an inspiration and continues to inform the fields of Somatics, movement education, and physical fitness worldwide. She authored "Life on Land", published by North Atlantic Press.
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Published in Los Angeles Times from Apr. 22 to Apr. 27, 2014.