Gwynne Marshall trained and received her dance certification at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in 1993. During this time, she applied her passion of movement to the study of the Pilates Method with the late Bruce King, a student of Joseph Pilates and one of the pioneers of Pilates teaching.
To further her understanding of the body and how it moves, she became a student of the Alexander Technique in 1990. In 1993 she started her ACAT certification studies and in 1997, Gwynne became a certified Alexander Technique teacher, receiving her certification at the American Center for the Alexander Technique. The oldest Alexander training program in the United States. Founded in 1964 by F.M. Alexander’s students Debby Caplan and Judy Leibowitz. Additionally the certification was awarded after 1,600 hours of full time training over a 3-year period. She went on to teach at ACAT as a faculty member until 1998 and continues to participate in post graduate professional development training courses.
Her Career in the Arts
Her love of the arts lead her to study voice for 10 years (2000-2010) with Patricia Sheridan at Sheridan Voice Studio. Gwynne teaches Alexander Technique & Pilates with opera singers from the Metropolitan Opera; conductors, voice students & teachers in New York & New Jersey. Currently this includes work at the Sheridan Voice Studio and with Lisa Rochelle’s voice students from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Gwynne has also been on faculty at the Balance Art Alexander Certification program & Diller Quaile Music School where she worked with faculty musicians.
Gwynne Current Practice
Presently Gwynne maintains a private practice in Alexander Technique and Pilates on the Upper West Side in New York City. She works with mothers, surgeons, lawyers, dancers, singers, physical therapists, children 11 & up & geriatrics. Her teachers have included the late Pearl Ausubel, Barbara Kent, Jessica Wolf, Peggy Williams, and Carl Stough, of Institute of Breathing, and many more. She continues her post graduate work with Tom Lemens. In addition, Gwynne continues her Pilates education with Laura Martin Harrell of Core Pilates, NYC. She also gives lectures to physical therapy departments across New York educating them on how they can better ‘use’ themselves while working with patients.