Who I Am
I am a veteran theatre artist and a Voice teacher with over 30 years experience. I was head of Voice training at the George Brown Theatre School from 1983 until I left to become Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre in 1989, where I spent 6 seasons before resuming my freelance career - while also raising 3 children.
I currently teach courses in both Voice and Alexander Technique at Ryerson University’s Act 2 program, offer classes, workshops and private lessons in my studio, and assist in the training of new Alexander teachers at Susan Sinclair Studio, where I myself was trained, graduating in 2007
In 2008 I was certified by Alexander Technique International (ATI), a world-wide professional body. I was elected to the Board of Directors of ATI in 2012 as Assistant Chair.
I am a second generation Alexander Technique teacher – my mother Sonia Lushington qualified in the first training course run by FM Alexander’s niece Marjorie Barlow and Dr Wilfrid Barlow, and was the Secretary of the UK professional organization Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), and one of the first Alexander teachers at the venerable Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England, where AT is an integral part of their core training for actors. She also taught a variety of private students, ranging from the sisters of a silent Benedictine community to the editor of Vogue magazine.