Belinda gives an actor direction with their hips and pelvis as the actor lies on the floor in semi-supine position. This is an exercise Belinda uses to help actors figure out how to most efficiently use their bodies.
Belinda shows an actor the width o the lumbar spine. We are supported by a very thick column of bone and muscle.
Belinda teaches and Alexander Technique group class to a couple of actors. They go through Alexander Technique exercises to experience ease in movement. a group of actors move joyously around the studio connecting with each other.
Belinda guides an actor through a chair exercise using the Alexander Technique in her NYC Studio.Her hand is on the actors chest and upper back helping him feel how much depth he has.
 

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES!

We are offering free introductory Alexander Technique classes at our studio and other locations around New York City.
Learn how you can use the Alexander Technique to free up your acting and open up your lively sense of being!

Next Free Intro:

Monday February 18th, 1pm-2pm.
Meet Belinda Mello & Dana Calvey
Studio 5 at ATMOTION - Center for Actors
151 West 30th, 3rd floor - Balance Arts


Actors Alexander Technique:
Move Yourself: A Weekly Masterclass
with Belinda Mello

Thursdays 10:00AM - 11:30AM
for all levels of experience:
Basics and Advanced students

Last minute drop in? Yes, we are actor friendly! Text Belinda at 917-753-0624 to confirm space.

Belinda guides an actor laying down on the ground through an exercise where the actor practices only using the necessary amount of effort to push a strap of cloth into the air. This shows the actor where they are holding unnecessary tension and gripping.

Build confidence and clarity in your movement while you warm-up for upcoming performances or auditions. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Margolis Method and Movement studies, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises:

  • expand your choices for embodied expression,

  • let go of patterns and nervousness

  • own a lively use of time, space and tensegrity

  • fine-tune your physical specificity

The class time will incorporate floor work, hands-on direction and body mapping.

Payment Options:
Single classes $25
Monthly: $80 for a Package of 4 Classes
A package of 4 classes can be used over 12 weeks.


Move Well, Perform Well:
4 Weeks Alexander Technique with Video Practice sessions

with Dana Calvey
Mondays 12:00pm - 1:30pm
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Belinda gestures to a young actor with her hands near her chest. The young actor has her hand on the back of her neck. This is part of an Alexander Technique for Actors Class.

New to the Alexander Technique? Or are you looking for a deeper understanding of how to use AT?

Using foundational Alexander Technique, this 4-week series offers both in-person classes and online practice sessions. You'll benefit from the best of both worlds:  experiencing in-person weekly core work with hands-on support, and an online framework that will guide your exploration. You'll leave this deep Alexander Technique study feeling refreshed, with practical tools for being more connected and spontaneous in your work. This course is designed with performers in mind, but anyone who presents or deals with the public will benefit as well.

Payment Options:
$ 180 for 4 Classes + Video Practice Sessions

Read Dana Calvey’s Bio


Intensive: AT and Auditioning
Own Your Time in Your On-Camera Auditions

with Holly Cinnamon
Fridays: March 1st & 8th
1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Intensive Fee: $90

Holly Cinnamon teaches tensegrity with a white board and 3D model to Alexander Technique students in NYC with a whiteboard.

Apply the Alexander Technique tool of inhibition to your on-camera auditions in order to own your time from the moment you receive the sides to the moment you walk out of the audition room. We can easily get so ahead of ourselves, knowing that our audition time is only 5 minutes long, and that we have one shot to nail the scene right then! It can feel like time is not in your control, but how you relate to time in your audition is your choice. Discover tools to stay where you are at each moment in your preparation for and journey to your audition, so that you are completely present in the room and you draw the camera and the Casting Director to you. Owning time through inhibition will allow you to make choices moment by moment, as yourself and as the character in the scene. In this class, we will work with a camera on a tripod in the room and directly apply AT tools to audition sides.

Actors will be given the option to bring in sides of their own or be given sides to prepare. There will also be time dedicated to cold reads. You will receive a copy of your clips after each class via Dropbox.

Read Holly Cinnamon’s Bio


The Barrow Group:
Alexander Technique for the Actor

Fridays 3:30pm-6:00pm
8 Weeks Starting April 26th
Fee: $395 / No Class May 24th
 

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Class activities include awareness exercises, gentle hands-on feedback from the teachers, basic body-mapping, and practicing the coordination of your mind and body in  theater exercises.

The course content will focus on these four topics: The Actor's Body in Motion, The Actor's Breathing, The Actor's Presence, Ease of Being for Creativity.

Small Group Class for Personal Attention.
 

You must sign-up and pay through The Barrow Group's Webpage.