Alexander for Actors


A short video on The Alexander Technique in Performing Arts Education (Music and Acting)

Teaching both a private studio and on faculty in the Capilano University Theatre department, Mark helps actors access more of their potential for performance and health in their work.

Alexander Technique lessons with Mark teach you how to reduce excess tension; increase self-awareness; and enhance coordination, breathing, and balance/support in acting and the use of voice.

Actors use the Alexander Technique to help reduce performance anxiety, develop greater ease in posture, and to access deeper levels of presence on the stage and screen.

The Alexander Technique is used by countless artists including Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese, Stella Adler, Leonardo DiCaprio, the late Alan Rickman and Heath Ledger, Hilary Swank, Sir Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Hugh Jackman, and is taught in the top performing arts schools including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, the Yale University School of Drama, and The Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Arts NYC and many more.

  • Reduce excess tension

  • Improve posture and poise

  • Support freedom in breath and use of the voice

  • Reduce performance anxiety, and enhance presence and focus

  • Build deeper connections to your characters, acting partners, and audience

  • Present yourself with greater confidence and connect to your presence


The Alexander Technique is taught in:

CANADA
McGill University, Faculty of Music
Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Standard Life Competition
University of Alberta, Department of Music/Augustana Campus/Department of Drama
Capilano University, Vancouver BC, Department of Theatre
Le Domaine Forget, Music and Dance Academy
Opera Nuovo, Vocal Arts Festival, Edmonton
Option-théâtre du Collège Lionel-Groulx
Globe Theatre, Regina
York University, Department of Theatre
The Royal Conservatory of Music
Université du Québec à Montréal, Department of Dance
University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Victoria, School of Music/ Division of Continuing Studies
Union des artistes
University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

UNITED STATES
American Conservatory Theatre
The Juilliard School, New York
The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
University of California
University of Maryland
The University of Texas at Austin
Boston University
University of Michigan
New York University
American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco
Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York
Manhattan School of Music
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
The Mannes College of Music, New York
Yale University School of Drama
The Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Arts NYC

ENGLAND
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
The Manchester School of Music
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Royal College of Music
Royal Academy of Music, London
Guildhall School of Music & Drama