Ariel Weiss has maintained a private practice teaching Alexander Technique in Philadelphia since 1988. A certified Alexander Technique International member, Ariel has coached instrumentalists and singers at the Curtis Institute of Music since 1998 and serves as faculty for the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique training course. Previously she has taught at the Santa Fe Opera, the University of the Arts, Pig Iron School, the Well Balanced Pianist and as guest faculty for training programs in Toronto, Tokyo and Osaka.
Active as a presenter, Ariel developed and coproduced the Freedom to Make Music Alexander Conference for Musicians and has presented at the Freedom to Actconference, the 2015 ATI Annual General Meeting and the 11th International Congress for the Alexander Technique. Additionally, she presents annually for Philly Swing and Freedom Swing West Coast Swing events, World Voice Day and Endoscopy Airways Course at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and has presented at Grand Rounds at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Active as a dancer and choreographer for most of her life, Ariel came to the Technique as a young dancer and was greatly influenced by her studies with Master Teacher Marjorie Barstow. She earned her Master’s degree from Wesleyan University in Movement and Dance and uses her extensive background in modern dance, ballet, contact improvisation, T’ai Chi, Pilates, Ideokinesis, Laban Movement Analysis, and Bartenieff Fundamentals to decode and analyze complex movement patterns. Ariel still moves to music as often as possible and currently studies West Coast Swing and Flamenco dance. For more info: www.atphila.com.
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