Alexander Technique for Actors

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Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

Alexander Technique for Actors

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR ACTORS

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique floor exercises to actors in her NYC Group Class with fabric straps.

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

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 Belinda stands with her hand on a young actor's chest to help him feel where he can release tension and move into ease before beginning his monologue. They are working in Belinda's Flatiron, New York City Alexander Technique Studio for Actors.

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Thursdays: Time 1pm-3pm
June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Prerequisite:
Previous experience with the Alexander Technique. (Examples: School Programs, Private Lessons, or AT Motion Group Classes) 
Class Fees:
Option A:
4 Classes for $165
Option B: 4 Classes + 60 minute private coaching for $235

We will go deeper into the Alexander work for bringing physical life to your audition monologues or songs.

Participants will have already had some introductory experience of Alexander Technique and be ready to make brave choices about how they use themselves in their acting.

Each class will include an embodiment exercise addressing text or character, individual attention and hands-on guidance, self-study practice to take-away. 

Each actor will also get a discount on a coaching session by appointment in June or July. Fees and Options listed above.

How to Register:
Email bmello@alextechmotion.com indicating which Option (A or B) you'd like to register for. Once we've received your email and confirm that there is space, You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

If you're new to the studio, please include a copy of or a link to your headshot/resume in your registration email. 

Auditioning Masterclass: Overcoming Audition Nerves

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 Belinda teaches an Actor Movement Class. Belinda and 4 students stand and expand into the airy NYC Studio.

Confident Auditions Intensive Week Masterclass: 

Overcoming Audition Nerves


When: Monday, June 11 12-2pm

Simple and reliable tools for managing your nervous system so that you can arrive in the room relaxed, energized and relateable. Practical exercise, hands-on guidance and PDF included.

Class Capacity: 8
Small group size allows for more individual attention. We want to make sure everyone walks away having had a chance to explore the work and take a step forward towards mastery of their craft.

Single Class Fee for Overcoming Audition Nerves: $50
Includes a pdf of class notes and links for resources.

Full Week Intensive: $230
-Overcoming Audition Nerves with Belinda Mello on Monday
-How to Book the Job: Sides on Tuesday with Miriam Silverman
-Owning the Space on Wednesday with Holly Cinnamon
-How to Book the Job: Cold Reads on Thursday with Miriam Silverman
-Resources and Materials of all Masterclasses
-Plus a FREE Alexander Technique for Actors Class on Tuesday with Belinda Mello which can be taken in either June or July

How to Register:
Fill out the registration form to the right. If you're new to the studio send your headshot/resume to bmello@alextechmotion.com
You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

How to Book the Job Part 1: Sides with Miriam Silverman

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 Headshot of actress, Miriam Silverman. Miriam's credits include: Junk (Broadway) and many Off Broadway productions at: The Public, Red Bull, Lincoln Center, EST, Rattlestick, The Playwright's Realm, Regionally: The Guthrie, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, The Folger, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and many more. 

How to Book the Job Part 1: Sides

with Miriam Silverman (Bio Below)

When: Tuesday, June 12th, 7-9pm

You got the audition, fantastic.  Now you want to nail it! How are you spending your prep time? How do you bring the work into the room... and let it go? Learn tools and techniques to build your confidence to pave the way for a great audition. Enter the audition room feeling grounded, confident, focused and ready.

In two evening sessions we will explore film and tv auditions from two sides- with prep time and without. It is designed for actors who are actively auditioning or performing. Embodied voice will be integrated into the warm-up followed by individualized coaching.

Tuesday night will focus on how to handle and prep sides given in advance (to be assigned)

Thursday night will focus on cold readings- what to do when asked to read a different role/scene on the spot!

Class Capacity: 6
Small group size allows for more individual attention. We want to make sure everyone walks away having had a chance to explore the work and take a step forward towards mastery of their craft.

Class Fees:
How to Book the Job Part 1:$75
How to Book the Job Part 2: $75
Both Nights (Part 1 & 2): $140

 

Full Week Intensive: $230
-Overcoming Audition Nerves with Belinda Mello on Monday
-How to Book the Job Part 1: Sides on Tuesday with Miriam Silverman
-Owning the Space on Wednesday with Holly Cinnamon
-How to Book the Job Part 2: Cold Reads on Thursday with Miriam Silverman
-Resources and Materials of all Masterclasses
-Plus a FREE Alexander Technique for Actors Class on Tuesday with Belinda Mello which can be taken in either June or July

How to Register:
Fill out the registration form to the right. If you're new to the studio send your headshot/resume to bmello@alextechmotion.com
You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

Bio: Miriam is a graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA program and has performed on Broadway and off as well as regionally at theaters including Lincoln Center, The Public, EST, Red Bull, Rattlestick, page73, The Playwrights Realm, Ripe Time, Yale Rep, The Goodman, The Guthrie, Arena Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Folger, Trinity Rep and in numerous productions at the Shakespeare Theatre in DC where Miriam is an Affiliated Artist.  Roles at the Shakespeare Theatre include Isabella in Measure for Measure,  Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well,  and Marcela in a world premiere adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Dog in the Manger for which she earned a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Actress.   Miriam earned a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actress for her performance in Finks at Ensemble Studio Theater.  Miriam currently teaches in NYU’s graduate acting program, at Marymount Manhattan College and at the Todoroff Conservatory. Past teaching credits include Brooklyn College, HB Studio, NYCDA, PPAS, and Master Classes in Verse and Shakespeare for Red Bull, The Factory, The Shakespeare Theatre and The University of Iowa.  Miriam received a 2011 TCG Fox Fellowship for Extraordinary Potential to further explore the relationship between voice and verse. During her Fellowship, Miriam studied with the Roy Hart Theater in France, Tim Carroll and the Factory in London, Patsy Rodenburg, Catherine Fitzmaurice and others. Miriam co-founded the NYC based branch of The Factory with Tim Carroll, and helped lead workshops for a rotating group of actors from 2010-2013. Miriam is a member of The Actor’s Center Workshop Company.

Audition Masterclass: Owning the Space with Holly Cinnamon

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Audition Masterclass: Owning the Space

 Headshot of actress, Holly Cinnamon. Holly Cinnamon is an actor, writer, yoga teacher and Alexander Technique instructor. Recent acting credits include Dear Jane (Off-Broadway) and she is set to appear in season 3 of Netflix’s Daredevil. She trained as an Alexander Technique instructor at the Boston Conservatory, where she also completed her MFA. Holly returns to New York from teaching AT in Canada, in the Opera Nuova summer intensive program. Her article “The Disappearance of the Third Dimension” appears in ATI’s Spring 2018 ExChange. 

Taught by new AT teacher and actor, Holly Cinnamon (Bio Below)

When: Wednesday, June 13th, 1-3pm

"An actor’s job is to bring the story on the page into human form, in 3D. In this workshop, we will experiment with the relationship between dramatic tension and the physical tensions of time and space available in the audition room. This workshop is geared to actors who are currently auditioning. You will be asked to bring in an audition piece of your choice and we will explore your habits around attention, space and time in order to discover new possibilities. I will share what I have been using in my own auditions for expanding the freedom to make conscious choices in the audition space, in order to own your work, your time and your space in the room."

Class Capacity: 8
Small group size allows for more individual attention. We want to make sure everyone walks away having had a chance to explore the work and take a step forward towards mastery of their craft.

Class Fees: $40

Full Week Intensive: $230
-Overcoming Audition Nerves with Belinda Mello on Monday
-How to Book the Job Part 1: Sides on Tuesday with Miriam Silverman
-Owning the Space on Wednesday with Holly Cinnamon
-How to Book the Job Part 2: Cold Reads on Thursday with Miriam Silverman
-Resources and Materials of all Masterclasses
-Plus a FREE Alexander Technique for Actors Class on Tuesday with Belinda Mello which can be taken in either June or July

How to Register:
Fill out the registration form to the right. If you're new to the studio send your headshot/resume to bmello@alextechmotion.com
You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

Bio: Holly Cinnamon is an actor, writer, yoga teacher and Alexander Technique instructor. Recent acting credits include Dear Jane (Off-Broadway) and she is set to appear in season 3 of Netflix’s Daredevil. She trained as an Alexander Technique instructor at the Boston Conservatory, where she also completed her MFA. Holly returns to New York from teaching AT in Canada, in the Opera Nuova summer intensive program. Her article “The Disappearance of the Third Dimension” appears in ATI’s Spring 2018 ExChange. 

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Balance Arts Center (map)

 Belinda stands with her hand on a young actor's chest to help him feel where he can release tension and move into ease before beginning his monologue. They are working in Belinda's Flatiron, New York City Alexander Technique Studio for Actors.

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Thursdays: Time 1pm-3pm
June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Prerequisite:
Previous experience with the Alexander Technique. (Examples: School Programs, Private Lessons, or AT Motion Group Classes) 
Class Fees:
Option A:
4 Classes for $165
Option B: 4 Classes + 60 minute private coaching for $235

We will go deeper into the Alexander work for bringing physical life to your audition monologues or songs.

Participants will have already had some introductory experience of Alexander Technique and be ready to make brave choices about how they use themselves in their acting.

Each class will include an embodiment exercise addressing text or character, individual attention and hands-on guidance, self-study practice to take-away. 

Each actor will also get a discount on a coaching session by appointment in June or July. Fees and Options listed above.

How to Register:
Email bmello@alextechmotion.com indicating which Option (A or B) you'd like to register for. Once we've received your email and confirm that there is space, You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

If you're new to the studio, please include a copy of or a link to your headshot/resume in your registration email. 

How to Book the Job Part 2: Cold Reads with Miriam Silverman

Balance Arts Center (map)

 Headshot of actress, Miriam Silverman. Miriam's credits include: Junk (Broadway) and many Off Broadway productions at: The Public, Red Bull, Lincoln Center, EST, Rattlestick, The Playwright's Realm, Regionally: The Guthrie, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, The Folger, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and many more. 

How to Book the Job Part 1: Sides

with Miriam Silverman (Bio Below)

When: Thursday, June 14th, 7-9pm

You got the audition, fantastic.  Now you want to nail it! How are you spending your prep time? How do you bring the work into the room... and let it go? Learn tools and techniques to build your confidence to pave the way for a great audition. Enter the audition room feeling grounded, confident, focused and ready.

In two evening sessions we will explore film and tv auditions from two sides- with prep time and without. It is designed for actors who are actively auditioning or performing. Embodied voice will be integrated into the warm-up followed by individualized coaching.

Tuesday night will focus on how to handle and prep sides given in advance (to be assigned)

Thursday night will focus on cold readings- what to do when asked to read a different role/scene on the spot!

Class Capacity: 6
Small group size allows for more individual attention. We want to make sure everyone walks away having had a chance to explore the work and take a step forward towards mastery of their craft.

Class Fees:
How to Book the Job Part 1:$75
How to Book the Job Part 2: $75
Both Nights (Part 1 & 2): $140

 

Full Week Intensive: $230
-Overcoming Audition Nerves with Belinda Mello on Monday
-How to Book the Job Part 1: Sides on Tuesday with Miriam Silverman
-Owning the Space on Wednesday with Holly Cinnamon
-How to Book the Job Part 2: Cold Reads on Thursday with Miriam Silverman
-Resources and Materials of all Masterclasses
-Plus a FREE Alexander Technique for Actors Class on Tuesday with Belinda Mello which can be taken in either June or July

How to Register:
Fill out the registration form to the right. If you're new to the studio send your headshot/resume to bmello@alextechmotion.com
You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

Bio: Miriam is a graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA program and has performed on Broadway and off as well as regionally at theaters including Lincoln Center, The Public, EST, Red Bull, Rattlestick, page73, The Playwrights Realm, Ripe Time, Yale Rep, The Goodman, The Guthrie, Arena Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Folger, Trinity Rep and in numerous productions at the Shakespeare Theatre in DC where Miriam is an Affiliated Artist.  Roles at the Shakespeare Theatre include Isabella in Measure for Measure,  Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well,  and Marcela in a world premiere adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Dog in the Manger for which she earned a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Actress.   Miriam earned a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actress for her performance in Finks at Ensemble Studio Theater.  Miriam currently teaches in NYU’s graduate acting program, at Marymount Manhattan College and at the Todoroff Conservatory. Past teaching credits include Brooklyn College, HB Studio, NYCDA, PPAS, and Master Classes in Verse and Shakespeare for Red Bull, The Factory, The Shakespeare Theatre and The University of Iowa.  Miriam received a 2011 TCG Fox Fellowship for Extraordinary Potential to further explore the relationship between voice and verse. During her Fellowship, Miriam studied with the Roy Hart Theater in France, Tim Carroll and the Factory in London, Patsy Rodenburg, Catherine Fitzmaurice and others. Miriam co-founded the NYC based branch of The Factory with Tim Carroll, and helped lead workshops for a rotating group of actors from 2010-2013. Miriam is a member of The Actor’s Center Workshop Company.

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Balance Arts Center (map)

 Belinda stands with her hand on a young actor's chest to help him feel where he can release tension and move into ease before beginning his monologue. They are working in Belinda's Flatiron, New York City Alexander Technique Studio for Actors.

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Thursdays: Time 1pm-3pm
June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Prerequisite:
Previous experience with the Alexander Technique. (Examples: School Programs, Private Lessons, or AT Motion Group Classes) 
Class Fees:
Option A:
4 Classes for $165
Option B: 4 Classes + 60 minute private coaching for $235

We will go deeper into the Alexander work for bringing physical life to your audition monologues or songs.

Participants will have already had some introductory experience of Alexander Technique and be ready to make brave choices about how they use themselves in their acting.

Each class will include an embodiment exercise addressing text or character, individual attention and hands-on guidance, self-study practice to take-away. 

Each actor will also get a discount on a coaching session by appointment in June or July. Fees and Options listed above.

How to Register:
Email bmello@alextechmotion.com indicating which Option (A or B) you'd like to register for. Once we've received your email and confirm that there is space, You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

If you're new to the studio, please include a copy of or a link to your headshot/resume in your registration email. 

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Balance Arts Center (map)

 Belinda stands with her hand on a young actor's chest to help him feel where he can release tension and move into ease before beginning his monologue. They are working in Belinda's Flatiron, New York City Alexander Technique Studio for Actors.

AT Exploration Lab: Masterclass on Monologues

Thursdays: Time 1pm-3pm
June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Prerequisite:
Previous experience with the Alexander Technique. (Examples: School Programs, Private Lessons, or AT Motion Group Classes) 
Class Fees:
Option A:
4 Classes for $165
Option B: 4 Classes + 60 minute private coaching for $235

We will go deeper into the Alexander work for bringing physical life to your audition monologues or songs.

Participants will have already had some introductory experience of Alexander Technique and be ready to make brave choices about how they use themselves in their acting.

Each class will include an embodiment exercise addressing text or character, individual attention and hands-on guidance, self-study practice to take-away. 

Each actor will also get a discount on a coaching session by appointment in June or July. Fees and Options listed above.

How to Register:
Email bmello@alextechmotion.com indicating which Option (A or B) you'd like to register for. Once we've received your email and confirm that there is space, You Must Prepay to Reserve Your Spot. 

If you're new to the studio, please include a copy of or a link to your headshot/resume in your registration email. 

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**

Alexander Technique for Actors

Balance Arts Center (map)

Alexander Technique for Actors

 Belinda teaches Alexander Technique to two actors lying on the ground on top of yoga mats with small foam support blocks beneath their heads. They move fabric bands through the air playing with supportive resistance. 

Psychophysical practice for body, breath and imagination. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Movement and Margolis Method, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied imagination, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor.

Small group allows for personal attention.

Payment: $25 for  a Single Class / $80 for a Package of 4 Classes

Pay Online or with Cash/Credit/Check in Person.**Indicate Payment Method in Registration**