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Who Studies the Alexander Technique?


 


People of all ages and abilities study the Alexander Technique to relieve pain, reduce stress, improve posture, and enhance performance. Examples include:

 

  • Computer users: Poor posture is prevalent when using the computer.
  • Performing artists (singers, dancers, actors, musicians)
  • People with chronic or recurrent back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Older people with balance & coordination issues
  • People interested in improving their posture
  • Public speakers
  • People wanting greater flexibility and ease of movement
  • Amateur and professional athletes
  • Pregnant women ~ before, during and after childbirth



"The Technique's many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation,
and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height."

Kevin Kline, actor


Notable people from a variety of fields have studied the Alexander Technique over the years.  The list includes:

  • Nikolaas Tinbergen, Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine, 1973
       (video of his Nobel lecture, the last third of which is devoted to the AT)
  • Sir Charles Sherrington, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, 1932
  • George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Laureate in Literature, 1925
  • George Coghill, Biologist, Anatomist, member of National Academy of Sciences
  • John Dewey, Educator and Philosopher
  • Aldous Huxley, writer
  • Robertson Davies, writer
  • John Cleese, actor
  • Seal, singer
  • Hugh Jackmam, actor
  • Annette Bening, actor
  • Hilary Swank, actor
  • Heath Ledger, actor
  • Paul Newman, actor
  • Robin Williams, actor
  • Sir Colin Davis, conductor
  • James Galway, musician
  • Sting, musician




The Alexander Technique is taught in major Universities and Conservatory Programs around the world, including:

The Juilliard School,
University of North Carolina School of the Arts,
Ohio State University,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
New England Conservatory of Music,
Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts,
American Dance Festival,
Yale School of Drama,
San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater,
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, among others.

 “The Alexander Technique keeps the body alive, at ages when many people have resigned themselves to irreversible decline.”                     
                   Robertson Davies, Author