Jennifer Graham


Lecturer of Movement and Physical Theatre

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
United States


jgraham@emich.edu


Biography:

Jennifer’s graduate training emphasized “actor created theatre” and the complete Lecoq pedagogy. She also holds additional training in Alexander technique with Ilan Reichel, clown work with Giovanni Fusetti, and Butoh with Fran Barbe. Professional movement work includes Equus for which she received a Wilde award (Michigan’s Professional Theatre Awards) for Best Movement Direction in 2011. As a performer she has worked professionally at the Gate Theatre’s production of Big Love in London, UK. She has also worked locally at The Tipping Point Theatre, Andiamo Theatre, and Performance Network. She also enjoys devising and collaborating on new work such as Simone: An Evening in Chapter Titles at Detroit’s Planet Ant Theatre or Shoulder to the Wheel at the Riverside Arts Center. During the summer months you will find her teaching at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. There she performs and teaches movement and musical theatre to high school and middle school aged students from all over the world. She has taught professional movement workshops around the state. Directs and teaches workshops to all levels of students. Awards include: Rogue Critic Award, Best Choreography/Movement for Equus, 2011, MVP “Most Valuable Professor” by the Eastern Michigan University’s Athletic Department, 2008, and Best Actress in a Comedy, by the Ann Arbor News, 2003.



Movement Specialties:

Alexander Technique

Alignment/Release Work

Bodywork

Choreography

Clowning and Circus

Devised Theatre

Improvisation/Theatre Games

Lecoq

Masks

Mime

Movement for the Actor

Musical Theatre

Neutral Body Technique

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre



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