KIM JESSOR, ACAT '81

ACAT/Kim Jessor

ACAT FACULTY (1981–present)
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING (1991–1994)

"The Alexander Technique was initially a way for me to deal with knee problems that arose while dancing. It has become a remarkable tool for living, which I apply constantly. It allows me to keep growing and evolving. Teaching the Technique is a way to creatively problem-solve and explore with my students. There is a reciprocity in which I am always learning from them – a great joy. My particular interests are training teachers and working with performing artists, and I am inspired by collaborating with my colleagues.”

TRAINED UNDER

Judy Leibowitz, Pearl Ausubel, Barbara Kent and Deborah Caplan

 

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    • NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program (2003–present); Individual lessons and coaching on productions
    • NYU Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway Musical Theater Program (2014–present); Group class
    • New School College of Performing Arts BFA Drama Program F (2016)
    • The Juilliard School
    • Mannes College of Music
    • The Michael Howard Acting Studio
    • The New York Open Center
    • The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
    • The Chautauqua summer music program
    • Penland School of Crafts
    • The Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Arts Medicine
    • Private practice (since 1981)

    PRESENTATIONS/CONFERENCES

    •  Freedom to Act; Conference on Acting and the Alexander Technique (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    • Workshop – Decoda/Skidmore Chamber Music Institute (July 2014)
    • Co-taught workshop for trainees AmSAT AGM (2012)
    • Kim has written articles on applying the Technique to marathon running and on her work with survivors of 9/11.

    POST-GRADUATE STUDY

    • Studied with Barbara Kent, Pearl Ausubel, Ann Mathews and Rivka Cohen
    • Certified in Body-Mind Centering from Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (1994)