Belinda Mello is an Alexander Technique Teacher, Director and Movement Coach. She brings over 30 years of experience with theater, dance and mask to her classes. She has served on the faculty of the Brooklyn College Theater Department, The SITI Conservatory, Terry Knickerbocker Studio and maintains her own private practice, AT Motion in NYC.
Belinda has co-produced the Freedom to Act Conference on Acting and the Alexander Technique and is a founding faculty member of the Alexander Residential Workshop in Spokane. Her article (co-authored with Teva Bjerken of NSD) “Cultivating a Lively Use of Tension: the Synergy between Acting and The Alexander Technique” was published in Dance, Theatre and Performance Training Journal.
As both a performer and director she has been part of a 2007 Obie Award winning production (Peculiar Works Project) and the Prospect Theatre’s DarkNight project. She has provided movement coaching for productions at the Women’s Project and Nomad Theatrical Company. Early in her career she worked with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner and Wendy Woodson and she has performed in diverse settings: The Istanbul International Theater Festival, St. Mark’s Church/Danspace, The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, Bread and Puppet Resurrection Circus.
Certified (Alexander Technique International) since 1989, she draws inspiration from master Alexander Technique teachers Marjorie Barstow, Dr. William Conable, John Nichols. Additionally, she is certified to teach Margolis Method as a professor/instructor. Belinda holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from Brooklyn College/CUNY. Website: www.AlexTechMotion.com