Barbara Robertson is a qualified teacher and one of Sydney’s most experienced Alexander Technique teachers.
She has been running a successful Alexander Technique Practice in Double Bay for eighteen years. She has have been working with performers for over fifteen years.
Barbara has taught at Actors’ Centre Australia & on the NIDA Open Program.
She currently teaches at AIM-Dramatic Arts, Sydney & Howard Fine Acting Studio, Melbourne.
She was the Alexander Technique Teacher supporting:
- Larry Moss in his Sydney Master Class in July 2012, 2013 and 2014.
- Jean-Louis Rodrigue, in his Sydney Master Class in 2012; 2015 and Melbourne 2014.
- Howard Fine in his Sydney Masterclass 2015
- Howard Fine in his Sydney Master Class 2015, 2016, 2017
- Howard Fine & David Corey Master Class Melbourne 2015, 2016, 2017
Barbara recently attended one of my Sydney acting workshops and worked with the actors helping them find better posture and more ease in the use of their body. It was wonderful to see how her work transformed the actor’s presence.
I highly recommend Barbara as a loving, gentle, skillful and compassionate practitioner of the Alexander Technique. Among the many benefits, Alexander Technique helps performers release physical and emotional tension, find more resonance in their voice and allow greater presence, spontaneity and freedom in their work.
Barbara is experienced working with actors, having taught at Actors Centre Australia.”
Anthony Brandon Wong
“Barbara Robertson is one of those rare teachers who teaches free of ego. She is completely focused on helping YOU achieve the deepest and most wholesome results you can have as an artist. She is generous, knowledgeable, committed and gentle – inspiring you to be open, focused and safe in the ‘rehearsal’ space. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve upon their artistry, craft and ultimately, self.”
Cody Fern, Actor
2014 Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner
What people are saying:
“Without The Alexander Technique it is very difficult to become a first rate Actor”Larry Moss
“Once freed from the habitual tensions (so common place they are often not even recognised by the actor and singer) then the body can release into a greater range of expression with freedom, power and confidence.”Brett Wood
“The Alexander Technique doesn’t teach you something new to do. It teaches you how to bring more practical intelligence into what you are already doing; how to eliminate stereo-typed responses; how to deal with habit and change. It leaves you free to choose your own goal but gives you a better use of yourself while you work towards it.”Dr. Frank Pierce Jones
“Barbara’s work is an essential addition to the actor’s toolbox. Letting go of habits on all levels gives the actor the freedom to explore without tension and judgement. No actor should be without the freedom created by understanding how their body and their mind are released simply by aligning their physical self.”Adrian Barnes
“For all of us, not just actors, life puts great stress and strain on our bodies. The Alexander Technique has given me a self help method by teaching me to relax and adjust my posture so that my body, which for an actor is an instrument can work as well as possible.”Jeremy Irons