Annie Loui works as a director/choreographer, a creator of devised theater. She trained with dancer Carolyn Carlson (at the Paris Opera), and studied in France with Etienne Decroux, Ella Jarosivitcz and Jerzy Grotowski. Original physical theater pieces have been seen in France, Monaco, West Germany, and in the United States at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, among other venues. Longtime member of the Brandeis Theater Arts Department; she also taught extensively for the Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard before going to the University of California, Irvine, where she runs the Movement Program for the MFA Actor Training. Her book The Physical Actor was published by Routledge Press in 2009.