Alexander Technique for the Actor

October 13 & 14 9am-12pm
Refine your craft with the Alexander Technique.  Originally developed by an actor to save his own acting career, the AT is the "glue" that integrates your acting, voice, speech and movement training. At its heart is the conviction that we are perfectly designed to express an impulse with honesty. A psychophysical tool for body, breath, and imagination, it teaches actors how to release habitual tension and instead bring freedom, poise, and presence to performance.

The focus of the class will be on the principles of the technique and learning the art of self-direction, using warm-up, monologues, and partnering work. This class is experiential, designed to teach actors how to be comfortable in their own skin and create onstage intensity without the tension.

The class is open to anyone age 18 and over with an interest and willingness to commit to the intensive demands of actor training, however, a phone interview is necessary before acceptance into the workshop.

The workshop is $77.  A $25 deposit will be required to hold your place. The deposit is refundable if you cancel your registration by September 30th. The balance is to be paid by October 7th and is non-refundable.

For interview and registration, email [email protected]

Up&Back Alexander Technique
546 Holly Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102


Eli Sibley has been a theatre professional for over 20 years.  Originally hailing from the Twin Cities she's performed with Classical Actors Ensemble, Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Pig's Eye Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, and Theatre in the Round. Other Regional performance credits include: California Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Mendocino Shakespeare Festival, Actors' Theatre California, The Keegan Theatre and American Century Theatre.

In addition to performing, she and her husband co-founded Vacant Lot Theatre Company in New York City. She wrote and co-produced the one woman storytelling movement piece, Born of a Fairytale.  She was movement coordinator for Hunger and Thirst Theatre Collective, NY.  She was also movement coordinator and workshop leader for Dramatic Adventure Theatre's Heart of Europe Tour and resulting production, in conjunction with West Virginia University.  Recently she's been choreographing for Classical Actors Ensemble, Lakeville South High School, and her two under 5 children.

 As a teaching artist, she's worked locally with Stages Theatre and Classical Actors Ensemble as well as the Brooklyn College Preparatory School for the Arts.  She's taught and presented workshops at the Guthrie Theater, Catholic University of America, CUNY John Jay College, Freedom to Act Conference, The Barrow Group and the Todoroff Studio.  She teaches locally out of her home studio, Up&Back Alexander Technique.  

She received her MFA from Catholic University of America and holds certifications in the Alexander Technique from the Balance Arts Center (AmSAT) and Laban Movement Analysis from LIMS.


Contact information

Up&Back Alexander Technique
Eli Sibley
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