Caroline Mueller Mueller

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Caroline Mueller Mueller



Caroline Mueller is a performing arts lecturer, creator and researcher based in London. As a professional movement performer, she has collaborated in numerous national and international projects with Fevered Sleep, Base Dance, Tal Gravisnky Company, Satu Tuomisto, Spine and Signal Productions amongst others. She has acted as Associate Movement Director for Icarus Theatre Collective since 2010 and collaborated with with Artistic Director Max Lewendel on a range of internationally performed touring productions. Caroline has been lecturing in dance, acting and performing arts since 2007, and is currently co-course leader of the BA (Hons) Performing Arts Degree at the University of East London, where she delivers and manages a range of practical and theoretical modules in theatre, movement and media performance. Her teaching specialism cover physical and dance theatre, intermedial and immersive/participatory performance practices and devised theatre, improvisation and choreography. She has founded her own performance company boXd productions in 2004 and continues to produce movement-based, interdisciplinary work for screen, stage and site-specific places. Her work is rooted in practice as research and examines experimental approaches to engage audiences in new and unexpected ways. Her latest projects Hey There (2015) and Temitope on the Phone (2016/17) explored play, game structures and participatory improvisation as tools to blur the boundary between performer and spectator, instead facilitating interaction, collaboration and collective creativity. These projects have laid the foundation of Caroline's interest in participatory performance, leading to her current PhD study at LiFTS department of the University of Essex.


  • FHEA (2015)

  • PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Buckinghamshire New University (2015)

  • MA European Dance Theatre Practice (Distinction) TrinityLaban (2006)

  • BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Major Dance) (2:1) Middlesex University (2000)

Research and professional activities


The Ethics of Indeterminacy: channelling audience response through negotiation, collaboration and notions of democracy in a practice as research PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Liam Jarvis



Colchester Campus