Belinda Mello is an Alexander Technique Teacher, Director and Movement Specialist. She brings over 30 years of experience with theater, movement and mask to her teaching. Her attention to the individual creates the space for performers to resolve issues of chronic tension or anxiousness. Her students gain a sense of well-being that comes with living dynamically and comfortably in your own skin. Her sensory-driven approach leads to more imaginative and precise performances.
She has served on the faculty of Brooklyn College Theater Department, The SITI Conservatory, and other conservatory programs, currently also at The Barrow Group. Her own studio in the Chelsea area is AT Motion Center for Actors.
Belinda works individually with actors and dancers preparing roles on and off B’way and at Lincoln Center (TORCH SONG, WINTERS TALE, HAMLET, AMERICAN BALLET THEATER) and in film (FANTASTIC BEASTS, INHERIT THE VIPER) and television (HIGH FIDELITY, STRANGER THINGS, SILICON VALLEY, HOMELAND, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, DAREDEVIL, THE GOOD WIFE ). Belinda was both a director and actor in the Peculiar Works Obie Award-winning production (OFF-STAGE FRAGMENTS).
Early in her career she was an actor/dancer in works by Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner and Wendy Woodson. 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.
Belinda co-produces 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.
Certified (Alexander Technique International) since 1989, she draws inspiration from master Alexander Technique teachers Marjorie Barstow, Dr. William Conable, John Nichols.