(Master Teacher, Movement)
Joanne Edelmann was a modern dancer for over twenty years dancing in the companies of Charles Weidman and Mimi Garrard as well as other dance theatres. She has studied many forms of modern dance along with Viewpoints, Ideo-kinesis, Alexander Technique and Zena Rommett’s Body Placement. She developed a story telling curriculum for kindergarten and middle school aged children and directed Physical Theatre production in Seoul, Korea where she worked for one year. Ms. Edelmann is a movement coach, directs Physical Theatre projects and has taught throughout the United States, Argentina and Korea. She was the Director of Student Affairs at the Stella Adler Studio for over twelve years and has been teaching there for over twenty-seven years. She developed Movement Techniques, a movement based class that explores acting through physical life. She also teaches at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. As a writer, Ms. Edelmann’s work can be found online at The Dirty Napkin, and in Resistance: A Radical Social and Political History of the Lower East Side.