Janice Orlandi

Movement Specialist , Movement Director, Physical Dramaturg Period Styles

University of the Arts

Actors Movement Studio

New York University - Tisch School of the Arts




Normal 0 0 1 294 1681 14 3 2064 11.1282 0 0 0 Janice Orlandi: 
 Movement Specialist, Physical Dramturge, Period Styles & Period Dance, Psychophysical Techniques and Character Transformation. Movement Director & Period Style Choreographer for: “The Other Mozart” Drama Desk Nominee 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Nominee Best Solo Performance” Here Arts Festival NYC, Cherry Lane Theatre “All for One” Solo Festival, Berkshire Fringe Festival. Directing credits include: “Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies” (Five Stars at Edinburgh Fringe Festival), St. James Theatre Studio London UK; Theater Row, Laurie Beechman, 59E59 Theater in NYC, “Garbo Dreams” (Red Room NYC). Movement Director “The Contrast” (Mirror Repertory Company St Clements), “An Ideal Husband” and “Tartuffe” (Sonnet Repertory NYC). A Certified teacher Williamson Technique and Period Style Specialist including; Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, Elizabethan and Restoration, classical and 1920-1950’s. Certified Teacher Michael Chekhov Technique, trained extensively with Anne Bogart, Tina Landau, SITI Company, and Mary Overlie in Viewpoints & Suzuki. Extensive training Rasaboxes and Laban Fundamentals. Assistant Professor of BFA Movement at University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts; Rutgers State University; Williamstown Theatre Festival; BAM Summer Programs, taught movement Internationally at;  De Lindenberg in Netherlands; State Theatre School in Odense, Denmark; Ophelia Theatre School in Copenhagen and NYSSA New York State Summer School of the Arts. Founding Member of Expanded Arts & Shakespeare in the Parking Lot NYC. Featured in Backstage “The Physical Approach” to Shakespeare and American Theater Magazine in 2011 on the current Trends in Movement Training in theater education. Currently writing a book on the history and trends in Movement and Physical Technique for the Actor & Character Transformation “The Art of Transformation”©- Crossing Pedagogy”, , a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, SSDC and The Players Club NYC.                    

Movement Specialties:

Alignment/Release Work

Anatomy/Injury Prevention

Chekhov Training


Contact Improvisation


Devised Theatre

Impulse Work


Margolis Method


Movement for Singers

Movement for the Actor

Performance Art

Period Styles: Acting

Period Styles: Dance

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre


Solo Performance

Sound and Movement



Williamson Technique


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