BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Laura Smith
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Alexander Technique

 

MFA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
BFA, Dance, Bennington College

Laura Smith has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1992 and is certified by both the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) and the American Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Additional work in the Alexander Technique has included speech, voice and breath studies with Glynn MacDonald of the Shakespeare Globe Theater, Rob MacDonald, Ted Dimon and Jessica Wolfe (Carl Stough Breathing Coordination); Anatomy and Physiology with Irene Dowd; developmental movement (DART procedures) with Marie Stoud and Alex and Joan Murray; Laban/Bartieneiff at the Laban Institute in NYC with Michaela Bossheard. Laura also studied dance at Bennington College and holds an MFA from NYU Tisch School Of The Arts. Her movement training includes modern with Jack Moore, Barbara Roan, Wendy Perron, Joy Kellman, Sara Rudner, Marta Renzi and Bill T. Jones, contact improvisation with Steve Paxton Lisa Nelson, and Nina Martin and composition and improvisation with Bessie Schonberg, Jim May, Linda Tarney and Daniel Nagrin. As a performer she has had the privilege of working with Tony Kushner, Ohad Naharin and Jack Moore among others and for over 10 years she was a member of Joy Kellman and Dancers as well as the The Reeves/Jones Performance Group. Laura serves as a movement consultant on Brooklyn College theater productions and maintains a private practice in New York City where she works with actors, singers, musicians and dancers.