Belinda teaches and Alexander Technique group class to a couple of actors. They go through Alexander Technique floor exercises by pushing and pulling a fabric strap through the air with Belinda's guidance
 Belinda guides an actor through a chair exercise using the Alexander Technique in her NYC Studio.

Weekly Classes & Class Series

Special Workshop: Alexander Technique for On-Camera Auditions

with Belinda Mello and Holly Cinnamon

Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm
Two Evenings: December 6th & 13th

This two week workshop will offer you tools of AT to enliven your on-camera auditions. Learn how to own every moment of your audition - from the moment you get the sides to the moment you walk out the Casting Director’s door. Learn how to expand your presence so that the CD gets an embodied sense of you as a person and the kinesthetic power of your work. Using the Alexander Technique, you will find ways to enjoy the expansive and powerful experience of your own audition - of yourself, your character and your total ownership of your acting.
Restore the pleasure of acting to your auditions!

Class 1: Own your time in your preparation of the lines, on your way to your audition and in the room. Learn how to orient in the space to ground yourself and make the audition room your scene partner. Find pleasure in discovering the space, the text, the silence, the person across from you and yourself in every moment.

Class 2: Make the most of your time on camera by learning how to focus your embodiment of storytelling. Practice conveying emotion through the conditions you set up, physically in yourself. Bring a lively sense of play to your auditions through a dynamic sense of tension. Learn to simply, but powerfully, draw attention to the relationship between your internal, private space and the outer objective world of the scene.

The instructors will assign sides in the room on the first day that you will take home to prepare for the second week. No memorization necessary.

Small group allows for personal attention!

Payment Options:
$120 for the 2 week workshop
$ 65 for 1 class -but attending both classes is recommended

Special Topic for Professional Actors:
How do I fully bring my SELF to my acting process?

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00pm
November 13th, 20th, 27th
December 4th, 11th, 18th

 Belinda gestures to a young actor with her hands near her chest. The young actor has her hand on the back of her neck. This is part of an Alexander Technique for Actors Class.

Alexander Technique is every actor’s foundational tool for self-care and for supporting creative work.

Each week we will bring the AT to an aspect of the rehearsal process: first reads, script analysis and character development, blocking, collaboration: working with partners, working with directors, improvising and making choices, surviving and growing as a actor throughout the run of a play or extended time on set.

This small group will allow for personal attention.

Prerequisite: Basics Level 1 or a Private Lessons
By Permission Only. Email
Payment Options:
$230 for 6 classes
$125 for 3 classes
$ 45 for single classes

Actors’ Alex Tech Practice:
A Weekly Mind & Body Class

Fridays 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Last minute drop in? Text Belinda at 917-753-0624 to confirm space

 Belinda guides an actor laying down on the ground through an exercise where the actor practices only using the necessary amount of effort to push a strap of cloth into the air. This shows the actor where they are holding unnecessary tension and gripping.

A psychophysical practice for your body, breath, and imagination. Really be in your body and connected to your breath. Build your inner actor warrior while you warm-up for upcoming performances or auditions.

Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Margolis Method and Movement Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises to expand your embodied expression, let go of tension or patterns, and fine-tune your specificity as an actor. Limited class size allows for personal attention.

Payment Options:
Single classes $25
$80 for a Package of 4 Classes which can be used over 8 weeks.

Prerequisite: The Basics Level 1, a Private AT Lesson with Belinda Mello, or by Permission with Previous AT Experience (Email:

The Barrow Group:
Alexander Technique for the Actor

Level 1: Tuesdays 2:30pm-5:00pm
8 Weeks Starting January 8th, 2019
Fee: $395

Level 2: Tuesdays 2:30pm-5:00pm
8 Weeks Starting March 5th, 2019
Fee: $395

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Class activities include awareness exercises, gentle hands-on feedback from the teachers, basic body-mapping, and practicing the coordination of your mind and body in  theater exercises.

The course content will focus on these four topics: The Actor's Body in Motion, The Actor's Breathing, The Actor's Presence, Ease of Being for Creativity.

Small Group Class for Personal Attention.

You must sign-up and pay through The Barrow Group's Webpage.