Alexander Technique for Performing Artists:

The inside story on Support and Resiliency

With Belinda Mello


Dates/Times: May 14-15, 2016 (Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM; Sunday from 11 AM - 2 PM)

Cost: $175 full price / $150 for participants in the May Speaking & Moving Intensive. 

A deposit of $50 is due at the time of application. Please pay your deposit here. If you are not accepted to the Master Class, this deposit will be refunded in full. If you are accepted but choose not to participate, this deposit is non-refundable. 

Deadline to apply: Extended to Wednesday, May 11. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply early. 

Location: SITI’s Peter Zeisler Studio (520 8th Avenue, Suite 311, NYC 10018)

About the Master Class: The founder of AT Motion, Belinda Mello thinks of The Alexander Technique as the “glue” that integrates acting, movement and voice training. At its core is the conviction that we are psycho-physically unified; designed to express impulses with authenticity and efficiency, without the painful awkwardness of habit. In this workshop we will explore how to recover responsiveness and to enhance physical and psychological coordination. We will use simple, practicable skills that bring about greater confidence, freedom of movement and well-organized execution of actions. In particular we will focus on how our nervous systems can be prepared to be resilient to the stress of heightened performance – so that we can open our creative pathways rather than stimulating our protective instincts. This work is universal, practical and yet deeply personal. 

BELINDA MELLO has been an Alexander Technique teacher since 1989, and is known for her development of the Freedom to ACT Conference. She offers individual and group lessons though her program, AT Motion, and as been a faculty member or guest artist at acting conservatories and universities for over 15 years, and has had the pleasure of teaching the SITI Conservatory artists. She has an MFA in Theater Directing, performed in both dance and theater in NYC and internationally. She is currently pursuing her interest in mask performance and construction techniques. Belinda also provides movement dramaturgy and performance coaching for productions and auditions.



Citizenship and immigration status do not affect admissions decisions. Please note that SITI’s understanding is that non-US Citizens do not need a visa to participate in this master class since it is less than 20 hours a week. Please consult your consulate for more information.

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