I am an Alexander Technique teacher based in Seattle Washington. I'm interested in the ways that AT can be helpful to people working in the arts, in social services, in business, and in all-around happy living. I started using AT over twenty years ago to support my creative life as a choreographer and have found it elegantly applicable to every aspect of my life.
I was trained in the use and teaching of the Alexander Technique at Cathy Madden's Alexander Technique Training and Performance Studio. I'm a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International and an ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Educator.
In 2017, I contributed a chapter to the book, Galvanizing Performance: the Alexander Technique as a catalyst for excellence (edited by Cathy Madden and Kathleen Juhl, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.)
I have lived in Seattle since 1990 where I have had overlapping careers as a choreographer, producer, project manager, and consultant to non-profit organizations. I went to Oberlin College where I received a degree in Studio Art.
As a choreographer, I led Crispin Spaeth Dance Group from 1992 - 2007. We were honored and supported by commissions from On the Boards, Western Bridge, and Velocity Dance Center, among others. We also received multi-year funding from 4Culture and Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, among others. I was the Bates Dance Festival Emerging Choreographer in Residence in 1996, and the first Choreographer in Residence at Velocity in 2006.
In business, I have been a producer and project manager of events and special projects for over 20 years. From 2012 to early 2018, I was Senior Project Manager and co-owner at Factor Firm LLC, which specializes in information modeling and user experience.
The theme that connects all of my work is the desire to streamline effort so that people can be most themselves and do their most rewarding work.