College Faculty:Theory & Skills: Composition, Theory And Skills
Barbara McCrane worked as a professional actor and singer for ten years prior to training as an Alexander teacher. 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. McCrane¹s private practice is performing artists, both students and working professionals. She has taught classes 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 has given workshops on the Technique with The President’s Own Marine Band (Washington, DC), the U.S. Navy Band (Washington, DC), Palaver Strings Ensemble (Boston), Barnard College, Manhattanville College and Hofstra University. 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 theaters, including the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Barbara received her BA in literature and drama from Hofstra University.