Banner image: Special workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina for B’way Street Theater School
As a movement specialist, Sheila offers a unique form of comprehensive body training for the actor that integrates Alexander Technique and release-based movement into the athletic and creative demands of physical theater styles (mask, commedia, clown). Sheila is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, yoga instructor and graduate of Dell’Arte International.
Sheila works closely with theater companies and schools to design programs that suit the specific needs of the population.
Foundational Movement Training based on the swings release work of Trish Arnold
Physical Acting including Neutral Mask, Commedia dell’arte, Clown and Devising
Past workshops and faculty appointments include: New York University Gallatin, FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, Brooklyn College, Shakespeare and Company, The Linklater Center, Emerson College, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Breakthrough Studios, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she is Head of Movement.
AT Motion Center for Actors, New York City, Mondays April 29-May 20 2019. 10-11:15am
ATyoga is a Vinyasa style yoga class infused with principals of the Alexander Technique. Verbal direction and hands-on adjustments lend ease, clarity and depth to the postures. In ATyoga we flow, breathe, center, and meditate. This is an open level class. Modifications and variations are offered to newer students and more advanced students will be challenged by using Alexander direction with their practice of the asanas (postures). $80 full series/$25 drop in.
Freedom to Teach
Balance Arts Center, New York City, June 10-15 2019
Alexander Technique Intensive for college level dance and drama teachers. Experience the benefits of the Alexander Technique and learn how to utilize and communicate AT principals in your own classrooms.
Politics, Performance, and Vocal Power: Theatre and Social Change
California State University Summer Arts, July 2019
Use your voice, body, and diverse human experiences to investigate the power of performance as a political tool that can serve as a strong force for change and social justice!