Belinda Mello is a movement specialist with expertise in communication, presentation, and the performing arts.
Often her help is sought out to resolve issues with chronic tension or anxiousness as well as balance and movement coordination. Her students gain a sense of well-being that comes with living dynamically and comfortably in your own skin.
Belinda Mello is a senior level Alexander Technique teacher and movement specialist with over 30 years experience. She currently teaches at The Barrow Group, the SITI Conservatory, and as a guest at other acting programs. For fifteen years she was an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Brooklyn College/CUNY Theater Department where she has also taught Movement, Acting and Mask. She has been a faculty member or guest teaching artist at the Tom Todoroff Conservatory, Ted Bardy Studio, Larry Singer Studio, Muhlenberg College, The Actor’s Movement Studio, the New Actor’s Workshop, NYU's Musical Theater Workshop and has worked on theater productions with The Women’s Project, Prospect Theater Company Dark Nights. and others. Belinda has performed in the USA and Europe, and was both a director and actor in the Peculiar Works Obie Award-winning production. She co-produces the annual Freedom to Act Conference in NYC and teaches at the Alexander Residential Workshops in Spokane and Columbus. Belinda earned her BA at Hampshire College and is a graduate, cum laude, of the MFA directing program at Brooklyn College/CUNY. She is a member of the Margolis Method professor certification group. In her early performance experience she was fortunate to work with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner, Wendy Woodson and Eva Dean. Her movement experience is grounded in contact improvisation, ideokinesis, modern dance, yoga and Body-Mind Centering. She has been tutored in mask by Per Brahe and studied Rasaboxes with Paula Murray Cole. Her Alexander Technique training began at The Alexander Foundation in Philadelphia and included study with the late Marjorie Barstow. She continues to study with master teachers and completed a post-graduate training in the Carrington approach. Master teacher Dr William Conable has been her mentor and friend for many years. Belinda draws on her background in movement and theater for her weekly classes for actors, and in her presentation coaching. www.AlexTechMotion.com