Alexander Technique looks at the way we carry out our intentions. Often we use a process that is habitual, unconscious, and counterproductive. The technique offers a practice of staying open and alert in the moment, observing our familiar tensions and choosing to move without them. Beginning with the assumption that we are perfectly designed for movement and balance, we engage our mind to undo layers of interference, creating opportunity for change.


Movement Research is one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and their vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike.

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  • Rachel Bernsen

    Rachel Bernsen is a dance artist and educator, nationally certified in Alexander Technique, M.AmSAT. Committed to an interdisciplinary practice, she collaborates and performs on various projects with other choreographers, visual artists and composers. Bernsen has taught at Trinity, Yale, Wesleyan, Miami-Dade College Live Arts Lab, and the Moscow Dance Agency TsEKh.

  • Emily Faulkner

    Emily Faulkner is a dancer, improviser, choreographer and teacher. AmSAT certified Alexander teacher since 1999, movement coach for Steady Buckets, a youth basketball league. She has taught at Wesleyan University, ACAT and Balance Arts. Her choreography has been shown nationally and internationally. Additionally, she edits and directs films.

  • Sarah White-Ayón

    Sarah White-Ayón teaches classes in the Alexander Technique at various schools throughout NYC including Balance Arts Center, Movement Research, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Parson’s School of Design, and NYU. She works with students in a thoughtful and dedicated manner to help them become more aware.