Alexander Technique and Movement Specialist
Belinda Mello is a theater movement specialist with an MFA in directing from CUNY/Brooklyn College and is been a certified Alexander Technique teacher since 1989. She teaches Alexander Technique for actors at the SITI Company Conservatory, Tom Todoroff Conservatory and The Barrow Group. She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre Movement at Brooklyn College/CUNY in the BFA program for 15 years, and is on the faculty of Alexander Technique Workshops, Inc., held in Spokane, WA and at Ohio State University. She is proud to develop and produce Freedom to ACT: Acting and Alexander Technique Conferences. Her article, co-authored with Teva Bjerken, “Cultivating a Lively Use of Tension: the Synergy between Acting and The Alexander Technique” can be found in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal. Having performed, choreographed and directed theater, and dance in NYC (performed with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner, Wendy Woodson, Evan Dean, Elise Long) and internationally (Istanbul International theatre festival), she provides movement coaching for artists, productions and auditions. She offers private lessons and small groups weekly at her studio, AT Motion, in New York City. In 2016 she initiated the AT Motion Actor Course and continues her summer intensives for actors on Alexander Technique and Shakespeare, Emotional Embodiment and Resonance. Belinda brings to her work a wide range of experience and training. Her Alexander training included studying under master teacher Marjorie Barstow,an on-going exchange with Dr.William Conable, and post-graduate work with Carrington and Dart Procedures. Belinda had the good fortune to study with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Ellen Webb, Danny Lepkoff, Tamar Rogoff and Paula Murray Cole. Intensive study with Per Brahe initiated her life-long fascination with masks, which she builds and uses for artistic expression as well as teaching tools. She is currently engaged in professor certification training with Kari Margolis, and incorporates Margolis Method into her teaching, coaching and create work. Belinda is member of Alexander Technique International and an associate member of the American Center for the Alexander Technique. www.AlexTechMotion.com
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