Laura Bond is a Full Professor of Drama and Interdisciplinary Studies at UNC Asheville teaching acting, vocal and physical expression, voice-over, voice acting, and emotional expression.

She has a master trainer certification in Estill Voice Training®, which compliments her teaching of all her university classes on vocal expression. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid for adults and minors by the National Council for Behavioural Health.

Professor Bond specializes in somatic education and its relationship to evidence-based emotional effector patterns (EEP). After 20 years of practice-research collaborating with Feldenkrais® practitioners, and research psychologist Susana Bloch, an original EEP researcher, Laura founded the Emotional Body® method. She develops specialty lessons for expanding expressive capabilities and somatic resiliency.

She is the author of TEAM For Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting and The Emotional Body: A Method for Physical Self-Regulation. Professor Bond is a recent recipient of the Ruth Paddison Distinguished Professorship for promoting interdisciplinary connections between fields.

During this time, she is training in the consent-based practice of Theatrical Intimacy Education, and a year-long professional’s training for a certification in The Kinēsa® Process, blending ancient traditions, modern science and cutting-edge movement technologies into a powerful whole being education.

Upcoming Short Courses

Making Holistic Connections Between the Voice, Body & Emotions
Tuesday 26th March 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Making Holistic Connections Between the Voice, Body & Emotions

Professor Laura Bond

Discover the rich and expanding capabilities possible within you as this course introduces you to the Emotional Body® method’s approach to making physical, vocal and emotional connections. The emotional effector patterns will be introduced as the primary approach during this two-hour introductory lesson.