Alexander Technique Lessons
Balance Arts Center
151 west 30th street, 3rd Fl
New York, NY | 10001
Tracy studied dance, physics, philosophy, and classics at Columbia University before deciding to pursue her childhood passion of theater performance after college. In the process of trying to become a better actor and a more grounded human living in New York, she came upon the Alexander Technique. She felt a strong connection with the work, as if it had just been waiting patiently for her to find it. After a year of lessons with Gwen Ellison, she attended the Freedom To Act Conference, where she met Ann Rodiger. 3 weeks later she joined Ann’s Alexander Technique Teacher Training course.
After 1600 hours of training, she graduated, AmSAT certified, and was hired by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she gets to teach Alexander Technique, Physical Theater, and Movement classes. Yippee! She also teaches Privately at the Balance Arts Center, and assists the BAC Teacher Training Class.
Other major influences include
Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Development Labs, The amazing students of Hunts Point Public Schools, PS 67, and RYSA, Theatrical Clown with Jean E. Taylor, Christopher Bayes, and Julia Proctor, scene study with Brian McManamon, and Physical Acting with Jim Calder.
In 2014 she performed Shakespeare with the Hudson Warehouse Theater Company where she met Brian Scanlan who scooped her up to co-found the Modern Shakespeare Project, a guerrilla Shakespeare performance troop that has since ventured into new play development. She is also a founding member of Clown Gym, with whom she’s performed solo, duo, and quadrupled at The PIT NYC.
She’s had the honor of choreographing & movement directing the brilliant children of the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble for two years, through the Public Shakespeare Initiative.