Adam Alexander

Movement Professor



Adam Alexander has worked internationally, regionally and in New York City (where he was born and raised) as a performer, movement instructor and fight director in theater and opera and is currently a professor at The Actors Studio Drama School. Adam's physical training includes gymnastics, dance, Western, and Eastern martial arts. His study of theatrical movement brought him to France where he studied mask at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, and pursued further study of the Lecoq method and clown at the Movement Theater Studio. Adam holds an Advanced Actor Combatant status with the Society of American Fight Directors, and specializes in double weapon and grappling techniques. He has work on movement and stage violence for New York City Opera, the American Repertory Theater, The Pearl, North Shore Music Theater, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Bronx Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Princeton Repertory Theater, the American Globe Theater, American Music and Dramatic Academy, Manhattan School of Music, The Ohio State University, Des Moines Metro Opera, The State University of New York at Stony Brook, and The International School in Zurich, Switzerland. Performing credits for include New York City Opera, multiple performances with The New York Philharmonic including the recently Emmy-nominated Carousel (Live from Lincoln Center), Encores!At New York's City Center, and The New York Cabaret Convention. As a member of the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street (Israel in Egypt, 2012 Musica Omnia), Adam enjoys solo and choral performances at their celebrated Bach at One series, as well as tours and collaborations with other cultural partnerships such as BAM, Mark Morris Dance Group, River to River, Juilliard415, and English Concert. Adam holds degrees from Boston University, the Manhattan School of Music, and is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, the Association of Theater Movement Educators, the American Guild of Musical Artists, and Actors Equity Association.

Movement Specialties:

Action Theatre


Movement for Singers

Movement for the Actor

Physical Theatre

Stage Combat

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