Alexander for Actors


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

The Alexander Technique is used by actors to discover and reduce patterns of excess tension in movement, posture and performance, free up breathing, enhance vocal production, reduce performance anxiety, and access deeper 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 many others.

It’s also 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.

Alexander Technique lessons with Mark help you discover and reduce excess tensions that get in the way of freedom of movement and performance. Lessons guide you to discover greater freedom in breathing to enhance vocal production; access deeper levels of presence; and reduce performance anxiety.

Mark is a certified Alexander Technique teacher (CANSTAT), and has been a faculty instructor on faculty in the Capilano University Theater program since 2016. In addition he has a degree in music, and runs a private Alexander Technique practice where he teaches actors, dancers, and performers to discover and move towards their fullest potential for ease, expression, and presence in their professional work and lives. In Alexander lesson’s with Mark you’ll learn to:

  • Reduce excess tension

  • Discover greater ease in movement and posture

  • Identify and improve freedom in breath and use of the voice

  • Build greater connection to your acting partners and audience

  • Create deeper empathy with self and character in the expression of emotion

  • Connect to your natural and most powerful 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