About Marie Stroud


Marie Stroud became involved in the Alexander Technique in the mid-1970s while studying modern dance. She trained to be a teacher of the Technique with Joan and Alex Murray in Illinois, qualifying in 1980 and assisting with their course from 1981-83. The Dart Process, which explores developmental (infant) movement, was a significant part of her training and helped her to more fully understand the basic principles of the Technique.

Marie has given Alexander lessons in both the U.S. and Europe. In Germany she worked with the medieval ensemble Sequentia and the baroque chamber orchestra Musica Antiqua Köln. She currently teaches privately in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Melbourne, Florida; gives introductory courses at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education; and creates refresher courses for Alexander teachers in Michigan, California, New Hampshire, New York, and her Cambridge studio.

Marie's students study the Alexander Technique for a variety of reasons, and for many the Technique has made a significant difference in their work and daily lives. Her students include office workers, software engineers, performing artists, graduate students, seniors, fitness seekers and athletes, people with back problems, and those desiring to improve posture, balance, or way of moving.

Marie is a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). She welcomes inquiries about workshops and lessons.