CYNTHIA REYNOLDS, ACAT ‘87

ACAT/Cynthia Reynolds

ACAT SENIOR FACULTY (2012–present)
ACAT ASSOCIATE FACULTY (1996–2012)

"I came to Alexander as a professional Modern Dancer wanting more range, ease, and a longer career.  It has given me those, and a set of beautiful principles I improvise with daily to steer my course towards a more gentle, awake and less pushed approach to life. I love to help performing artists tap into their talent, ability and artistic intentions, and to encourage and support trainees through their own voyage of discovery to embody and share this wonderful work."

TRAINED UNDER

Judith Leibowitz, Deborah Caplan, Barbara Kent, Pamela Anderson, Pearl Ausubel, Sarnie Ogus

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • The New School University (1995–present)
  • College of Performing Arts: School of Drama MFA (2015–present)
  • COPA: Mannes, Jazz and Drama (2016–present)
  • Mannes College NEXT (2008–2016)
  • New School for Drama MFA (2005–2015)
  • New School for General Studies (2007–2014)
  • Actors’ Studio Drama School (1995–2005)
  • New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Vocal Performance Program (2004–present); Program in Dance and Dance Education (1988–2002)
  • 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center (2006–present)
  • Ailey/Fordham University BFA (1998)
  • Erick Hawkins School of Dance (Director, 1991–1993; Senior Faculty, 1975–1998)
  • Hunter College (1975, 1991–1995, 1997–1998)
  • University of Maryland College Park (1969–1974)
  • Private Practice (since 1987)

CONFERENCES/PRESENTER

  • Freedom to Act Conference on Acting and the Alexander Technique (2017, 2016, 2014, 2012)
  • Dance and Somatics Residential Workshop Tripotomos Art Center (Tinos, Greece, 2015)
  • Freedom to Move, Conference on Dance and the Alexander Technique (2012, 2011, 2010)
  • New York State Dance Educators Association Somatic Workshop (2011)
  • Workshops in Performance and the Alexander Technique Co–taught with Teva Bjerken (2002, 2001, 2000)
  • Lifestyle Ventures Teach Healthy Dance Smart Conference (2001)
  • Self-produced Workshops in the Alexander Technique, Tripotomos Art Center (Tinos, Greece, 2004, 2001, 2000)

POST-GRADUATE STUDY

  • Studied with Barbara Kent, Rivka Cohen, Vivien Schapera, Betsy Politan, Peter Grunwald, Lucia and Elizabeth Walker, Joan and Alex Murray, Pearl Ausubel, Jessica Wolf, June Ekman, Beret Arcaya