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Sunnyside Up: A Roosterly Podcast On Leadership & Marketing


Nov 8, 2023

We're excited to have Ariel Weiss as a guest on The SunnySide Up podcast.

 

Ariel Weiss (she/her) has maintained a lively private practice in Philadelphia since certifying to teach in 1988. She is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International and teaches with an innovative and practical approach in the style of her mentor, Master Teacher Marjorie Barstow. An inveterate mover, Ariel earned her Master’s degree in Movement and Dance from Wesleyan University and moves to music whenever possible.

In addition to her private practice, Ariel coaches musicians at The Curtis Institute of Music, coordinates a Wellness Program for surgeons at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and co-hosts the Pedagogy Geeks podcast. She teaches weekly classes online for seniors, remote workers, and musicians and has created numerous Alexander workshops for communities regionally and internationally, including York Golf & Tennis Club, the Santa Fe Opera, and Alexander Alliance /Tokyo and Aru Quality Pro training programs in Japan. Previously, she trained teachers at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique and taught at Allentown College, the University of the Arts, Temple University, and Pig Iron School.

Active as a dancer and choreographer for most of her life, Ariel brings well over 50 years of movement training to her practice with an extensive background in Modern Dance, Ballet, Contact Improvisation, T’ai Chi, Pilates, Ideokinesis, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals and more recently West Coast Swing and Flamenco dance. She has developed expertise working with performing artists, bringing her choreographer’s creative and playful sensibility to problem-solving, her performer’s sensitivity to the many demands of a performing artist on and off stage, and a keen eye and sensitive ear to deciphering the subtle interferences in a student’s coordination.

Also active as a presenter, Ariel delivered her TEDx talk Posture myth-busting in Waltham, MA in June 2021 and has presented annually for World Voice Day and Endoscopy Airways Course at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has also presented at Grand Rounds at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, at the Freedom to Act conference, the 2105 ATI Annual General Meeting, and the 11th and 12th International Congress of Alexander Technique. Seeking to further enhance the greater Alexander community, Ariel is an active member of ATLP (Alexander Technique Liberation Project), a founding member of ATTGP (Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia), and co-founded and presented the Freedom to Make Music Alexander Technique Conference for Musicians in New York City.

 

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Guest Details:

 

Guest Name: Ariel Weiss

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