ROBIN GILMORE, MFA, ATI, began studying the Alexander Technique and other somatic disciplines in 1980. She studied with Marjorie Barstow, Barbara Conable, Bill Conable, Martha Hansen and others. Qualifying to teach the Alexander Technique in 1986, she is a Teaching Member and Sponsoring Member of Alexander Technique International (ATI). Robin directs an Alexander Technique teacher training program in Greensboro, NC and from 1993-1999 was the director of the Kyoto Alexander Program in Japan. She has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, American University, Temple University and other institutions and has been a presenter at the International Congress of the Alexander Technique, the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, Maryland Consortium of Special Schools, Japan Association of Graphic Designers and numerous dance and somatics conferences. She is a faculty member at the Annual Residential Course in Alexander Technique at Ohio State University. In addition to writing What Every Dancer Needs to Know About the Body, she has written numerous articles for publications including Contact Quarterly and Direction Journal.

Robin has been dancing her entire life. After early ballet training, she shifted her focus to modern dance, release technique and Contact Improvisation. Her choreography has been presented in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Japan and the Netherlands. She received an award for outstanding solo dance performance from the Maryland State Arts Council. She holds a BA with Honors from American University and an MFA in Dance and Choreography from Temple University. As a Teaching Artist for the Maryland State Arts Council and VSA Arts, Robin teaches developmental movement and dance to children with special needs and has had great success helping children with autism improve their coordination and social skills.

Robin resides in Annapolis, Maryland and takes daily pleasure from the Chesapeake Bay. She is an avid swimmer and gardener.



SARAH BARKER, a nationally recognized leader in movement training for actors, is Associate Professor of the Acting and Movement at the University of South Carolina. She was a member of the training and artistic staff of Shakespeare and Company (Lenox, Massachusetts) for eighteen years. She studied the Alexander Technique for seven years with Marjorie Barstow. She is recognized for her innovative work teaching the Alexander Technique for actors. Sarah’s book, The Alexander Technique, (translated in five languages) has been distributed throughout the world for more than thirty years. She has recently published Moving with Ease an introductory DVD for learning the Alexander Technique. Sarah Barker is past-president of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. She has served on the Board of Alexander Technique International for four years. She is an Associate Director of Alexander Technique Associates in Tokyo, Japan.Sarah Barker coaches and choreographs movement professionally for the theatre and has also acted professionally and in the academy. She is a respected actor trainer and conducts workshops in performing Shakespeare, physical characterization and impulse work throughout the United States. 


DIANA BRADLEY, M.Ed., has been a certified AmSat teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1979. She completed a 13-year apprenticeship with Marjorie Barstow who trained directly with F.M. Alexander. She was a modern dancer for 10 years and has 16 years of training in Aikido, holding a 3rd degree black belt. A founding member of Alexander Technique International (ATI), she has traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Japan presenting workshops. She has taught performing artists at the University of Maryland, Catholic University, the Baltimore School for the Arts and Arena Stage. Diana is the director of Alexander in the Caribbean, a 5-day course in St. Thomas, USVI, and a faculty member of both the Studio Theatre's Acting Conservatory in Washington, DC and the Barstow Alexander Technique Institute in Nebraska. Currently, Diana maintains a private practice in the Greater Washington, DC area, where whe also teaches group classes.

GLENNA BATSON, PT, SCd, MA has dedicated more than three decades to teaching and learning the art and science of human movement. She trained at the Alexander Alliance (certified 1987), and was the first person to apprentice with Irene Dowd in Ideokinesis (1977). Glenna has taught in Alexander training programs both nationally and internationally, and is a member of AmSAT, and an affiliate of STAT and ISATT (the Irish society). Her work is inspired and informed by dance (Masters, dance education), rehabilitation medicine (Doctor of Science in physical therapy, neuroscience), and somatic education. Associate professor of physical therapy at Winston-Salem State University, Glenna has published on her research in AT and balance in the elderly. Glenna spent two months at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in early 2009. She is the AT teacher at the Department of Dramatic Arts, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Faculty of the American Dance Festival since 1986, she teaches for the Hollins/ADF Master of Fine Arts program. In 2006, Glenna founded The Wise Cracks, an improvisational ensemble designed to dispel stereotypes of older women. Inspired by F.M. Alexander’s discoveries about human attention, reaction, and organization, she is committed to lifetime learning in this work.


BOB LADA is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique having received his certificates from Tommy Thompson and from Alexander Technique International. Bob teaches at the Alexander Technique Center of Cambridge, Berklee School of Music, American Repertory Theater and Harvard Extension School as well as in private practice in Cambridge, MA. He has taught workshops throughout the USA and Europe and is a charter member of Alexander Technique International.

Bob's background is in athletics and analytics and he looks as the Technique as a tremendous aid in getting out of one's way in performance situations so that creativity and skill can come through. He is currently working on videos about the Technique which will be posted on this site.


TERESA LEE, MFA, ATI is a movement specialist and theatre artist-educator.  She began her Alexander Technique studies in 1991 and became a certified teacher in 1995 through the Alexander Alliance in Philadelphia. She is an Associate Professor, teaching Alexander Technique, movement, acting, improvisation and children's theatre for the past twenty-one years at Appalachian State University.  Teresa served two terms on the board of Alexander Technique International (ATI)and is currently serving as Secretary. She presents Alexander workshops and residencies for actors at professional theatres and conferences in the U.S.  She is on the faculty of the summer residency course, Alexander Technique at Sevenoaks.  Her chapter on Alexander Technique and actor training is included in Movement for Actors, Allworth Press.  Teresa's teaching is inspired by re-discovering the sense of play through improvisation and enlivened presence in the moment.

   


WILLIAM CONABLE Bill Conable is the senior teaching student of Marjorie Barstow, with whom he began studying in 1962. He also studied with Frank Pierce Jones and Walter Carrington and is certified at the Advanced Practitioner Level in Nervous System Energy Work. He developed the first university course in the Alexander Technique at Ohio State University, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music. He is the inventor of the concept of Body Mapping. He performs as soloist and conductor and was for 11 years Principal Cellist of the Columbus Symphony. He is a teaching member of AmSAT and ATI and has taught Alexander throughout the US and in Japan, Taiwan and Hungary.
 
 



RENÉE JACKSON, B.Mus., M.M., NCTM, ATI, studied at the Alexander Alliance in Philadelphia and privately in Columbus, Ohio, and was certified through Alexander Technique International in 2001.  She has since presented workshops on the technique at Mount St. Mary’s University, Ashland University, Kent State University, The University of Akron, and Cleveland State University. In 2008, she presented Alexander Technique sessions at the Ohio Music Teachers Association state conference, as well as Long Bay Music Teachers Association in Myrtle Beach, SC.  She has taught music theory, piano and chamber music at the collegiate level, conducted the Beth El (Akron) synagogue choir, and has worked as an accompanist for Ashland University, Akron Lyric Opera Theatre, and other professional vocalists.  Since relocating to Myrtle Beach in July of 2008, Renée has played for (and sung with) Carolina Master Chorale, Long Bay Symphony, and various soloists.  She is also pursuing a certification program in Nervous System Energy Work.  Renée’s article on the Taubman piano approach (which she studies with Edna Golandsky) and Alexander Technique was written for, and may be found at www.alexandertechnique.com.