Holly Stevenson Godwin
- (404) 216-9451 (mobile)
- Atlanta, GA, USA
Holly maintains a private practice in Atlanta. She marries AT with her extensive theatre experience with actors, singers and musicians, all of which enhances her teaching with sports/fitness folks and seniors. She is a teacher with the Apprentice Program at the Shakespeare Tavern and has been a faculty member in the Dance Program at Emory University for 18 years.
She received her teaching certificate in 1988 from The Alexander Alliance and continues to be deeply influenced by the teaching of Marj Barstow. Post Graduate training includes The Performance School in Seattle, the Alexander Technique Institute (LA), The Carrington Way of Working, workshops with Elizabeth and Lucia Walker, Peter Nobes, Tommy Thompson and Marie-Francoise Le Foll, along with several summers at Sweet Briar College where she learned from master teachers with a variety of AT perspectives.
She brings her experience in Non-Violent Communication – a practice that creates connections between people through compassionate listening – to her teaching, providing an increased clarity of communication between her and her students. She considers herself a lifelong learner, celebrating her growth as a person, performer and AT teacher.
She has facilitated workshops in the US, Canada and the UK. In the Southeast US, she has led workshops at the Shakespeare Tavern, the Georgia Shakespeare Company, the Faculty of Music (U. of Tenn.), the Alliance Theatre School, Avondale High School and Clark Atlanta University.
Holly received her Theatre Degree from the University of Victoria in Canada and studied Clowning with Master Clown teachers Philippe Gaulier and Sue Morrison.
She is a Teaching Artist, performing several one-woman shows for thousands of Georgia schoolchildren over the past 20 years and adults have seen her onstage at many Atlanta theatres. She is a singer and as a voice actress, voicing commercials, e-learning and games.
“I bring AT to as much of my everyday life as I can and it’s a very useful tool for creating presence offstage and on. I have a deep need to contribute to people’s lives and when I am present for the shared learning during our lessons, I feel humble, grateful and excited by the trust my students give me, our shared connection and the possibilities presented by the work.”
- First Language: English