In 1977 I completed my training as an Alexander Teacher at the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) in New York City and am a member of The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).
After my graduation from ACAT, I continued to study in Great Britain’s training programs, where Alexander first promoted his work. I also began a twenty year association with Carl Stough, a man who dedicated his career to the innovative research and discoveries in respiratory science. I am one of eleven practitioners who were given permission to teach the principles of breathing coordination. In 1981, I completed my training at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies with Irmgard Barteniefff and became a Certified Movement Analyst.
Now, many years later, I have created a body of work called The Art of Breathing. This is the name that F. M. Alexander used to promote his work as a specialist in respiration which was the original cornerstone of his teaching. In 2002, I founded a post-graduate training program of the same name which I have directed for the past 5 years. During that time thirty Alexander teachers have trained in my method and I continue to travel extensively to training schools throughout the country introducing my work to other Alexander teachers.
In 1998, I joined the faculty of the Yale School of Drama and now I am the head of the Alexander program for the actors. I am responsible for creating the Alexander Technique program at Colorado’s Aspen Music Festival, where I teach in the summer. I have served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase, Circle in the Square Theatre School, Hunter College and Sarah Lawrence College as well as at the Verbier Music Festival. I’ve coached actors on and off Broadway in plays such as Sideman , The Syringa Tree, and The Light in the Piazza.
Since 1978, I have maintained a private practice in New York City. My practice includes people from all walks of life: performing artists; people with respiratory disease, asthma, allergies, emphysema, and voice problems; people dealing with back pain, headaches, and arthritis; and those dealing with tension and fatigue resulting from the everyday stresses of life.