Constance Clare-Newman is certified by the American Society for the
Alexander Technique (AmSAT). With a first career in training dressage
horses and riders and a second career in performing and teaching modern
dance, she is well acquainted with the needs of athletes and
performers. She recovered from chronic back pain and injuries with the
help of the Alexander Technique. During her career in Dressage, she
competed at FEI-levels, (Federation Equestrian International) in the
United States and Europe. As a dancer, she performed professionally and
taught with Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers and Purple Moon Dance
Constance completed a three-year Alexander training program in San
Francisco with Frank Ottiwell, (1800 hours of study) and has since
helped hundreds of students bring less effort and more ease into their
Constance has a private practice in Oakland and San Francisco,
teaches classes for actors at the Academy of Art University in San
Francisco and gives specialized workshops for equestrians, actors,
musicians and for employees in the workplace.
Constance Clare-Newman has studied the Alexander Technique since 1990. She graduated from ATI-SF (FrankOttiwell, Director) in 2001 and has been teaching full time since then. Constance has taught for several San Francisco Bay Area performing arts organizations, including classes at ACT, Asian American Theater Company and the Academy of Art University, where she is currently faculty in the actor training program.
Constance has over twenty-five years of extensive experience in various movement disciplines.
As a dancer, Constance performed professionally in the Bay Area with Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers and Purple Moon Dance Project. She has studied dancetechniques ranging from Hawkins to Cunningham to Corvino.
Asa dressage trainer, Constance rode professionally throughout California and spent four years studying in Europe. She trained horses and riders through the international levels of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).