Alice Olsher, Alexander Technique Teacher, San Diego, CA

Alice Olsher

Alice grew up in Southern California and left for England in 1971. She started having lessons in 1972 while at Drama School. After working as an actress, singer, dancer and doing technical work in the theater she joined the Alexander Training Course at the Constructive Teaching Centre in 1987, completing her training in 1990. For the next 15 years she remained teaching on the Training Course with Walter and Dilys Carrington.

Alice has worked with small children in a school setting and school teachers interested in impacting their educating. She has also worked with children and teachers of the Suzuki method of learning piano and violin, actors in Drama Schools, working actors and singers, music students, musicians, teenagers, people with back pain and people just interested in what the Technique might have to offer them.

Alice Olsher with Ruth Murray, current director of the Constructive Teaching Centre in London.

She assisted at the Constructive Teaching Centre (CTC) from her qualification there in 1990 until 2005. Alice was pleased to join the team from CTC in the summer of 2018 to assist in Continuous Learning classes at the International Alexander Technique Congress. She will join them again in the Congress in Berlin in 2021.

Alice also assisted at Karen Wentworth’s training course at her Alexander Technique Studio in London from 1998 till 2001.

She still continues to visit both Training Courses as a guest teacher, and works both in London and in California.

She has worked with Alexander Teachers and Trainee Alexander Teachers both in the U.K. and the U.S.A. In 1997 she taught workshops, group classes and private lessons for teachers in Santa Monica. She has worked as a visiting teacher at the Los Angeles Training course on her visits to L.A. whilst living in London.

Alice is now giving private lessons and is the Director of her teacher training course, ATTTiSD, in San Diego. It is a traditional training based on her training with Walter and Dilys Carrington.

Alice with Chyna Whyne

Alice’s work in training Alexander Technique teachers, and working with teachers as post graduates, is to help them do less and allow more direction to come through to both themselves and to the pupil.

She has also worked with pregnant women, as well as  with musicians , actors, singer and dancers. She is passionate to try and help parents with their parenting with Alexander and is working with the STAT SIG to get Alexander into schools.

Many of Alice’s students have gone on to train to become Alexander Technique teachers themselves, including Chyna Whyne, model, singer and songwriter.

Alice is a member of the Society of  Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).

Click here to see Alice’s resume.