About Suzanne's Alexander Technique Teaching
Receiving Bachelor Degrees in Arts and in Education, as a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher through Susan Sinclair's program, and having an MFA in Dance Choreography, I have been a teacher since 2001. I teach professional dancers, actors, high school and elementary school students, and community dancers. I am contract faculty in the Dance department at York University. The Alexander Technique classes/workshops range from one hour introductory classes for individuals to full-year courses for large groups.
AIM - Alexander Technique Informed Movement Workshops
Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, 2018
Location: IGAC Artscape Youngplace Centre, Toronto
Studio 103 – 180 Shaw St. (South Dundas)
Before Sep 12
$60 all three wkshps
*Open to all levels of experience
**Max. 8 students for more individualized learning
Work better. Perform better. Feel better.
Whether it is your daily activities and/or performance (music, dance, acting, etc.), Alexander Technique helps to free patterns of tension and begin to access your underlying support. There will be opportunities to receive “hands-on-work” by Suzanne. The workshops will include discussion, observation, movement, and individual activities.
AT can alter habitual pathways for expanding our way of seeing, thinking, and hearing. As an AT teacher, I work with students to provide a more accurate sensory awareness of how your body moves efficiently. Working with the AT principles helps to recover a whole body response to an activity and in doing so, improve your overall use while engaging in an activity.
I am available to teach private lessons and/or small group classes in my home studio in Toronto. Please contact me directly to book a session.
$70.00 per lesson
Some sliding scale slots are available.
Fees are tax deductible for performing artists as “Professional Development”.
124 Morrison Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M6E 1M4
*Please note that cancellations within 24 hours of your lesson are subject to a cancellation fee.
About Suzanne's Choreography/Performance
My practices - physically dynamic partnering, dance improvisation, Laban, Alexander Technique, Taiko, and Butoh - are linked together through physical, collective, and cultural/social embodiment. I create using emotion-based imagery, the spectrum spanning tension and release, and character development through sensory impulses. My work specializes in improvisation-based choreography that inspires emotion, provokes thought, and expands the boundaries of momentum and physical partnering. I draw on somatic practices, contemporary dance/theatre and Japanese art forms to contextualize my choreography.