Our Mission

Holly Cinnamon, Dana Calvey, and Belinda Mello pose for a fun picture. These three woman makeup the AT Motion Center for ctors in New York City, teaching Alexander Technique to actors.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a resource for actors, their teachers and coaches, and theatre & film creators alike.

AT Motion Center for Actors was founded in 2019. It grew out of Belinda Mello’s dream to build a place for actors and a creative community around the principles of the Alexander Technique and Acting.

The center is a response to a growing juxtaposition between the real-time physical and emotional demands on the actor, and the lack of real-time emotional connection and process oriented education in a goal driven industry. Using the principles of the Alexander Technique we aim to shift the paradigm from fixing and improving actors, to freeing them up, opening up greater choice and specificity, inviting embodiment and expression. In this studio we are always working toward presence, coordination, compassion and pleasure in learning while creating.

Our commitment to working from the Self means making room for everyone, because Alexander Technique teaches all people to understand the functioning of mind and body. We care about diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination and we offer Artist Development, scholarships and work-study options to promote equity of access to AT.

In accordance with Alexander Technique International, We support the fundamental rights and dignity of all people. We respect each person’s unique perspective, inclusive of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, race, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, economic class, political affiliation, and veteran status.

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