Guest Faculty

Meade Andrews is an internationally recognized senior teacher of the Alexander Technique. She currently teaches as guest artist in theatre at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where she also maintains a private practice in the Alexander work. In the Princeton area, she offers classes and workshops at Westminster Choir College.  Former director of the Dance Program at American University, Meade continues to teach workshops at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, her professional base for 20 years. She has also served as an acting teacher, and acting coach for over 30 theatrical productions.Meade has traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad (Japan, Germany, Australia, Spain), introducing the Alexander Technique to groups of students, teachers, and professionals in the performing arts. Simultaneously she has maintained a private teaching practice in the Alexander Technique, teaching people in all walks of life, including computer workers, teachers, and business professionals.

Kathryn Armour trained as an Alexander Technique teacher at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique, and also had the privilege of working with Marjorie Barstow, the first graduate of F.M. Alexander’s teacher training course.  Kathryn is a trained singer and actress:  she studied for 5 years in Florence, Italy and returned to the US to perform in opera,  music theater and concerts. She was a finalist in both the Pavarotti and Metropolitan Opera contests and has performed with regional opera companies. She created a series of concert/lectures on American Popular Music for the Smithsonian and is known for her cabaret-concerts.  Ms. Armour taught voice at New York University for 17 years in the music theater conservatory CAP21.   She has a busy studio in mid-town Manhattan  where she works with classical and Broadway singers.  Kathryn  is  the Alexander Technique teacher and voice teacher to the award- winning Fiasco Theater Company   They received rave reviews for their production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods which was produced by Roundabout Theatre Co. during the 2014-15 Broadway season.  She teaches Masterclasses in Voice and AT at Lake Como, Italy  (a program now in its 16th year), and also has a summer vocal intensive–VoiceCamp– in New Hampshire in August.

Zoana Gepner Muller was born in Zurich, Switzerland.  Her first revelatory experience with the Alexander Technique happened while rehearsing for a theatrical production; it increased the ability to see the beauty in her friends, and sense a new peace and calm in herself.  This left a deep impression about the possibility of the Technique. Throughout her theater training and career, she studied with different Alexander teachers in Paris, London and Tel Aviv to learn the “the Art of non-doing”. After coming to the United States she enrolled with her partner in 1983 in the first Teacher Training class with Bruce and Martha Fertman, who, among other wonderful teachers, provided a rich smorgasbord of different approaches of this inspiring work.  After graduation, Zoana gradually moved from assistant to teacher among various teacher training programs across the world.  She had the privilege of continued learning from this innovative environment. Now after 20+ years of teaching she has embarked on her own vision of how to teach students of the Technique to incorporate ease and grace:  to find more freedom, beauty, peace and authentic creativity in themselves, as well as in expressing themselves daily in relationships or specialties of their own work. Zoana has her own teaching studio in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia and travels to teach the technique in Europe several times a year.

Ted Hallman, Teaching Assistant  Is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a certified Rolf Practitioner, and a critically acclaimed international artist since the 1960s.  His various trainingsin Rolfing and Alexander Technique allow us a fresh view on the Alexander work and his artwork, which he often shares with us, continues to enliven each weekend experience.

Zadok Ruben, Anatomist DVM, PhD, graduated from the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique.  Additionally he studied with Pamela Anderson, Rivka Cohen, John Nicholls, Nanette Walsh, Barbara Kent, Ann Rodiger, Tommy Thompson, and with several senior teachers in Israel.  Prior to teacher training, was introduced to the Alexander Technique in Israel in the 60’s with Rivka Cohen, Zeev Tadmor, Misha Magidov and Noam Renen, and later in the US with Tommy Thompson, Goddard Binkley, Michael Mazur and others.  Certified by Alexander Technique International, Zadok offers private and group lessons, workshops.  He also  presents anatomy at Teacher Training Programs and other Alexander Technique venues.  His presentations are directed toward the conceptual understanding of the body bio-structural nature that is congruent with a constructive proprioceptive-kinesthetic behavior.  A board certified veterinary anatomical pathologist and a general toxicologist specializing in research and development of pharmaceuticals and other medicines for human diseases, Zadok is interested in the nature of movement, in the aliveness in man and animals, and in integrating the Alexander Technique with medicine and other sciences. Zadok experienced significant recovery from lower back injuries without surgical intervention.

Ariel Weiss has maintained a private practice teaching Alexander Technique in Philadelphia since certifying to teach with the Fertmans in 1988. She is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International and also studied extensively with Master Teacher Marjorie Barstow. Ariel is a faculty member for the Voice and Opera Department at The Curtis Institute of Music and the Ira Brind School of Theater at the University of the Arts, and is also guest faculty for Bill Harvey’s Biodynamic Structural Integration Training and The Well Balanced Pianist. Active as a dancer and choreographer for most of her life, she brings over 40 years of movement training to her practice with a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University in Movement and Dance and training in modern dance, ballet, contact improvisation, T’ai Chi, Pilates, Laban Movement Analysis, and Bartenieff Fundamentals. She has created and taught numerous workshops introducing Alexander Technique for communities at Temple, Lehigh and DeSales Universities, the Academy of Vocal Arts, Settlement Music School, the American College Dance Festival Association and the Walnut Street Theatre, among others. She has taught annual workshops for The Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique since 2008.