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.

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Sheila works closely with theater companies and schools to design programs that suit the specific needs of the population.

She offers:

  • Foundational Movement Training based on the swings release work of Trish Arnold

  • Physical Acting including Neutral Mask, Commedia dell’arte, Clown and Devising

  • Alexander Technique 

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. 


Upcoming workshops:

AT Yoga
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.

https://www.alextechmotion.com

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. 

https://www.freedomtoteachbac.com

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!

https://www2.calstate.edu/SummerArts