College Faculty: Vocal Arts: Related Studies in Vocal Arts: Acting
New York native C. Alexander is an active director, teacher, coach and trained classical musician in voice, cello and piano, respectively.
As a musician, C. has performed under renowned conductors at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Viterbo Italia Mainstage, Hawaii Kona Opera, and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Favorite operatic credits include: Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Endimione (La Calisto), Public Opinion (Orphan aux Enfers), Ruth (Pirates of Penzance), La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) and Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas).
As an actor, C. received her certification in long-form improvisation at the Magnet School of Improv under Rick Andrews in 2013 and was a longtime pupil of Seth Barrish at the Barrow Group, studying scene analysis and playing Shakespeare. C. has been widely received in the Northeast Shakespeare community, having worked with numerous companies including Hamlet Isn’t Dead, Barefoot Shakespeare Company, Hudson Shakespeare, Bergen Shakespeare of NJ, NYCTO Rep, OnWheels Theatre and Genesius Theatre Company. Favorite acting credits include: Duke of Exeter (Henry V), Saturninus (Titus Andronicus), Mark Antony (Julius Caesar), Arviragus (Cymbeline), First Murderer (Richard III) and Elmire (Tartuffe). In 2018, C. was a hand-selected artist for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s CSC2 12-actor residency, performing a tour of Macbeth and Richard III at the annual summer Shakespeare on The Common Festival – Boston. Also in 2018, C. was a co-winner (actor/director) of the annual NYC Strawberry Theatre One-Act Festival alongside the co-direction of Gloria Craig. Since 2018, C. has been a proud collaborator with the LGBT Pride Center of Brooklyn, helping to marry the concept of the art of Method Acting with healing trauma and utilizing the artist’s instrument.
As a director, C.’s work has focused on Shakespeare, operatic scene-work, contemporary works and one-act play explorations with friend and fellow actor, Jamie Hector of Amazon’s series Bosch. C.’s directing has also extended into theatre outreach with Manhattan’s GoProject, where the aim is to educate young students on the importance of theatre acting and maturation in the arts as a way of excelling in all avenues of life. Favorite Directing credits include Julius Caesar (Onwheels Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Onwheels Theatre), Shallow (Strawberry One-Act Festival), Shakespeare Intensives Workshop presents Othello (No Fear Shakespeare NYC) and Act II of Bent by Martin Sherman (Lee Strasberg Institute/Marilyn Monroe Theatre) in light of Holocaust remembrance day. Upcoming credits include a mounting of a new play written by C., as well as directing Manhattan School of Music’s 2023 Graduate Opera Scenes in the ADES Performance Space at MSM.
Having previously served on the faculties of NYU Tisch Strasberg Studio and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, C. has also kept a private acting studio since 2017 and continues to coach actors and vocalists from many walks of life who are looking to build careers on the stage and in the classroom. C’s students have gone on to acting debuts with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Shakespeare in the Park (NYC), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Seattle Rep, NYTW, Shakespeare on the Sound, as well as forward training with the Marymount Manhattan College, LAMDA UK Shakespeare Summer School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and NYU.
Alexander received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and received her Graduate Certificate of Completion in Method Acting from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
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