As a classically trained actor, I have been exposed to many different techniques for mind and body awareness. At Juilliard, in addition to the intensive voice and speech training, I studied Mime, Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and Stage Combat. But only the Alexander Technique was offered every year. It is used as the foundation for all voice, speech and movement study because of the physical and mental balance it creates within a person. I draw upon this experience when teaching people how to release unnecessary stress and tension or how to improve their speech. For artists this means enhanced performance. For the general public it means finding greater ease and comfort in every day activity.
In New York I taught Movement for Actors at Juilliard, SUNY Purchase, Brooklyn College and The Actor’s Center. I also taught Tai Chi at Mangho Studio and The Peninsula Spa. My first experience with the Alexander Technique was at the University of Utah in 1995. Juilliard then exposed me to intensive Alexander study and sparked my ambition to become a teacher of the technique. I began my formal training in 2004 at The Mathew’s School (IRDEAT) in New York City and completed my certification in 2007 at the Alexander Teacher Training Centre in Vienna.
In addition to giving Alexander lessons, I also teach Tai Chi and Yoga at John Harris Fitness and Stage Combat at Elfriede Ott Studio.