Mary Copple is a humanities scholar as well as a dancer, movement analyst and trainer.
In 1973 she gained a Diploma of Dance in Education with Drama as a second subject at Dartington College of Arts in England.
In the 1970s, she took part in multimedia theatre productions in Liverpool, Amsterdam, and in London, where she established her own dance studio. She completed her studies at the Free University Berlin in 2002 with a Magister in French Philology (Linguistics major) and Information Science. Her research interests include the relationship between bodily movement and language, and the integration of the Laban-Bartenieff material in educational programs for design and architecture students.