Musical Theatre Dept.
Eleanor Taylor, m.AmSAT, is an American Society for the Alexander Technique-certified teacher. She has served on the faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Riverside Initiative for the Alexander Technique and maintains a private teaching studio at Union Square, Manhattan. She specializes in working with singers and actors to improve performance, prevent injury, and reduce anxiety using the Alexander Technique. Eleanor has led Alexander Technique master classes for the Music Educators Association of NYC/United Federation of Teachers, the Brooklyn Music School Opera Studies program, the Danbury Chamber Music Intensive, and the Wellbody Wellness Center. She has studied the Alexander Technique for 17 years with instructors including Gwen Ellison, Lori Schiff, Betsy Polatin, John Nicholls, and Nanette Walsh, and completed the three-year full-time teacher certification program at Alexander Technique NYC. She has also trained in Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing method and emphasizes easeful breathing as the foundation of her teaching.
Eleanor Taylor holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory and the University of Minnesota. As an active professional soprano for two decades, she has performed with American Opera Projects, Light Opera of New Jersey, the Schubert Club, Brooklyn Art Song Society, the River to River Festival, and Brooklyn BEAT Festival.