Betsy Polatin

Master Lecturer (Alexander Technique) |


BA, State University of New York (Dance); MFA, Boston University (Theatre Education). Graduate of two three-year Alexander Technique certification courses. Extensive postgraduate studies include Alexander Technique in relationship to: health, anatomy, dynamics of movement, acting, and voice in the U.S. and Europe. Her background includes 35 years of movement education and performance, as well as training in yoga, meditation, and the healing arts. Teaching experience: Berklee College of Music, Muscular Therapy Institute, New England Conservatory, South Shore Conservatory, Interface Holistic Health Center, and the BU Opera Institute. Master Classes: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Brookline High School Camerata, New Hampshire Music Teacher’s Association, Saint Francis Friary, Children’s Hospital, Waldorf School, Boston Ballet, Dance and Sports Medicine Clinic, Cambridge Choir of England, American Red Cross, Cantemus Chamber Chorus, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, and yoga and meditation centers in the U.S., India, Japan, and Korea. Her work is greatly influenced by Carl Stough’s breathing coordination principles and Peter Levine’s somatic experiencing theory.