Belinda Mello

Alexander Technique

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.

Learn about, respect and then celebrate the way you're designed to be. The more you dare to find your ease the more synchronized you will feel with yourself and the present moment.

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.

Website: www.AlexTechMotion.com

Hear From Our Students

Belinda is just a master of her craft.

– Dylan M.

Conservatory Student

“When I say that Belinda is one of the best listeners I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, I’m not hyperbolizing….”

 

I started playing sports at a very young age until they eventually took me on to a collegiate career. I had coaches for everything. I was very fortunate in that regard. I’ve always sought out mentors to help me advance in sports, academics, and now, acting. When I say that Belinda is one of the best listeners I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, I’m not hyperbolizing. She is so knowledgeable, yet she doesn’t let that knowledge elevate her above her students. You really feel and understand that Belinda is there to be working with you.

Throughout my years of having coaches and mentors, I’ve always felt that they can easily fall into the trap of letting their expertise or knowledge be used as a platform of power. Not Belinda. Her curiosity and desire to walk into a classroom with her students and listen to them is unparalleled. Also, there were several students in the class who mentioned their earlier experience with the Alexander Technique and how they weren’t huge fans of it. That wasn’t their experience this time around.

A teacher is a conductor of the energy in a classroom. In my experience, how Belinda conducts her classroom environment is beyond intelligent, beyond creative, beyond fun— it’s caring, full of listening, and curious.
– Brian A.
Alexander Technique Student
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