Barbara McCrane


Barbara McCrane worked as a professional actor and singer for ten years prior to training as an Alexander teacher. Her acting résumé includes work in theater, television, commercials, and voice-overs. She has performed in many musical theater productions both in New York and at reputable regional theatres, including the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. She received her teaching certification upon completion of three years’ work at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City. She did postgraduate Alexander work at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London. While in England, Barbara was very fortunate to study with Glynn MacDonald, Lucia Walker, Elisabeth Walker, and Walter Carrington. The focus of Ms. McCrane’s private practice is performing artists, both students and working professionals. She has taught at the Actors Studio Drama School, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, the Diller-Quaille School of Music, the Juilliard School Evening Division, and the 92nd Street Y. Barbara received her BA in literature and drama from Hofstra University.

Manhattan School of Music faculty since 2005.