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create a balance: Bio

Bill Connington is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and teaches at the Yale School of Drama. His new book "Physical Expression on Stage and Screen: Creating Unforgettable Performances with the Alexander Technique" will be published by Methuen Drama in July 2014. It can be pre-ordered at

Bill is former Chairman of the Board of The American Center for the Alexander Technique, and co-author of "The Alexander Technique", published by HarperCollins. It is one of the best-selling Alexander books, with over 80,000 copies in print internationally. He is a former faculty member of The Juilliard School, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University.

Bill has worked in a variety of settings. He has worked as a consultant at Spine Options, a medical facility in White Plains, New York, that specializes in offering non-surgical alternatives to neck and back pain. In this facility Bill has worked with people who have postural problems, pain, or physical challenges.

Bill has also worked extensively with performing artists at Juilliard, NYU, The Actors Studio, Alvin Ailey, the 92nd Street Y Dance Department, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as in his private studio, and in conjunction with well-known singing teachers and coaches, and acting teachers.

Each summer Bill teaches at Westchester Vocal Institute, based at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. He also collaborates several times a year with Gary Schocker at the Gary Schocker Flute Workshops at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York.

Bill has extensive experience in working with all types of people who are looking for help with stress and tension problems, those who are looking to avoid back surgery or recovering from surgery, those who are looking to be more comfortable in their bodies in everyday activities such as sitting at the computer or using their body with more ease and flexibility at the gym, performing artists or athletes who would like to use their bodies to achieve top-level performance, or those who are interested in exploring the mind-body connection.

Bill is a graduate of The American Center for the Alexander Technique, and is certified by The American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Techniuqe. He is also an actor and a playwright, and a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.