The Alexander Technique and the performing arts
Alexander himself was a Shakespearean actor, and the Alexander Technique has always been
used by actors, dancers, musicians and singers to improve performance. Many music and drama colleges employ
Alexander teachers to give lessons to all their students.
Since the Alexander Technique is about how you act - how you use yourself - it is
applicable to all actions, including the most challenging.
In any performance we can unconsciously restrict ourselves by our own physical and mental
habits. Learning to reduce the grip our habitual selves and promote our ability to act in
new ways opens the possibility of higher performance.