I completed the three-year teacher certification training at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City in 1995 and I am a member of the American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). In addition to a diverse private practice, I have taught the Alexander Technique at Cornish College for the Arts and the Northwest Actor's Studio Conservatory. As a guest I have given workshops at Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Icicle Creek Music Center, for the US Army Band at JBLM, in Portland at Conduit Dance Studio and The Oregon School of Massage, and in New York City for Judith Shakespeare of New York.
Lifetime involvement with the human body and movement as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer inform my work. In addition to my teacher certification, I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Dance and Liberal Arts from Portland State University. As a faculty member in the dance departments at Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University I taught modern dance, ballet, improvisation and repertory.
In 2012 I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Sarahjoy Marsh and currently teach an Alexander Technique based essential yoga class at the Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA on Thursday evenings at 7:15 pm.
My commitment to teaching the Alexander Technique is balanced with my interest in travel, the performing arts, hiking and backpacking, yoga and my daughter, Sofia, who is a never ending source of inspiration. Becoming a parent, from pregnancy to teaching Sofia how to slow learn a new piece on the violin or multiplication, has given me invaluable insight into the application of Alexander Technique principles to daily life.