Mackian Bauman

Associate Movement Teacher

Mackian Bauman is a California-born physical artist, actor, director, and choreographer.

Assume nothing. For, in assumption, curiosity dies—and with it, discovery.

Mackian Bauman is a California-born actor, dancer, and theatre director. Bauman is a graduate of New York University, spending most of his time studying at the Meisner Studio. There, he fell in love with the teachings of Lloyd Williamson under the tutelage of Julia Crocket. After graduation, he quickly began his studies towards a more in-depth understanding of what the Williamson technique was, how it benefits the actor, and, most importantly, how to lead others on the same journey he learned so much from. Mentored by Nate Flower, Crockett, Briana Packen, and others in the blossoming movement community in NYC, Bauman began teaching at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio in 2018.

As a director, Bauman’s work has been presented at Yale University, MITU 580, Dixon Place, and more. Bauman’s work blends physical composition, personal anecdote, and camp into vignette-driven mosaics investigating identity. He is a member of the movement company Julia Crockett and Group with which he has performed around the NYC area for over 3 years at National Sawdust, 99 Scott, Men’s NYFW (BODE), more.

Hear From Our Students

I wish I had had more interactions with Mac! He was super supportive and sweet, and gave really good constructive and specific notes for my Movement IV solo piece as I was developing it. I hope our paths cross again in the future so I get to work with him in more depth.

– Catherine W.

Alumnus

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Mac is so supportive and encouraging! I would not have gained the confidence I now feel as a mover/dancer if it weren’t for his keen eye and empathetic nature.

– Victoria M.

Alumnus

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[Physical Character] was an exciting way to kinda shake things up and a way for us to dive into the work that we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. And learn stuff that to me was just so much fun. There was so much play involved. Julia and Mac approach all their work with such energy and enthusiasm but with a serious passion; every class with them feels like a workshop in play, just bouncing ideas back and forth collaboratively. That might have been the most playful I’d ever gotten in the Studio thus far.

– Robert P.

Conservatory Student

Mac is a great observer and offers a lot of insightful feedback. Even though he was just shadowing Nate in our class at first, he ultimately invested a lot of time into being with us and offering his wisdom and creativity. I’m so glad he was there to help us with some choreography for our Movement pieces!

– Grace S.

Movement IV Student

Julia and Mac’s Physical Character class is a game-changer! I learned clear, simple, creative and really effective ways to bring a character & its physicality to life via the tools acquired from the course. Not to mention, I got to work with such knowledgeable, fun and inspiring teachers. 10/10 would def recommend to a friend.

– Jaden K.

Conservatory Student

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