Barbara Dilley (Mt. Holyoke College 1960) trained and performed in New York City from 1960-1975 with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Yvonne Rainer, Grand Union, a dance/theater collaboration, and her ensemble, Natural History of the American Dancer; Lesser Known Species which explored structured improvisational forms she continues to teach. She moved to Boulder CO in 1975, designed and taught in the Dance/Movement Studies program at Naropa University, and entered Buddhist practice. She retired in 2015. Her memoir and teaching handbook, This Very Moment: teaching thinking dancing, was published in 2015, (currently out of print).