BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Belinda Mello
Adjunct Lecturer,
Alexander Technique, Movement for Actors, Mask, Introduction to Acting

Belinda Mello (Brooklyn College)

 

MFA, Directing, Brooklyn College
BA, Dance/Theater and Physical Science, Hampshire College
Certification from The Alexander Foundation and ATI, Member ATME

Belinda Mello, certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1989, is a member of Alexander Technique International and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, coordinates Studio-AT-Large, and is an associate member of the American Center for the Alexander Technique. She co-produces the annual internationally attended conference on Acting and the Alexander Technique: Freedom to Act. Her publications include an article “Cultivating a lively use of tension: the synergy between acting and the Alexander Technique” in Theatre, Dance and Performance Journal (Routledge). She trained at the Alexander Foundation, studied with master teachers Marjorie Barstow, Dr. William Conable and her postgraduate studies have included the Carrington approach with John Nichols, as well as voice, speech and Shakespeare with Ted Dimon and Rob Macdonald. She is currently completing her professor certification in the Margolis Method. Her movement training includes Ideokinesis with Ellen Webb and Nancy Topf, Body/Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Contact Improvisation with Danny Lepkoff, Alan Wayne technique with Tamar Rogoff, Choreography with Simone Forti, Mask with Per Brahe, and Trapeze dance with Julie Ludwick. As an undergraduate she attended the Boston University School for the Arts as a BFA in acting and received her bachelors degree from Hampshire College where she co-authored a published study on posture. She holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College where she was a honored with a Joel Zwick Scholarship Award, and has directed performances produced by Peculiar Works Project, Prospect Theatre Company/Dark Nights and Spoke the Hub/Gowanus Wildlife. She has performed with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner, Wendy Woodson, Eva Dean, Elise Long, Bread and Puppet Theater, as well as at the Istanbul International Theater Festival and Theater Olympics. Belinda is a movement consultant on theater productions and works-in-development, teaches at NYC acting studios including the Barrow Group and is a core faculty member of the Tom Todoroff Studio Conservatory. She is on the faculty of the annual Alexander Workshops in Spokane, and at Ohio State University in Columbus. She maintains an Alexander Technique private practice and directs her own movement studies program: Actors AT motion.

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