Donna Martin is a certified Alexander Technique instructor recognized by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), the largest professional organization of its kind in the United States.
Since completing the 3-year AmSAT training course in 2004, she has furthered her study of technique under the guidance of her mentor, Karen Wentworth— a world renowned and innovative teacher and teacher-trainer of the Alexander Technique based in London, England.
Donna has taught Alexander Technique for a wide variety of applications through Informal Classes at The University of Texas at Austin. She has worked with musicians at the UT Butler School of Music, musical theatre students at Texas State University, musicians with the Dallas Symphony and aspiring actors in Austin.
A former dancer, Donna previously taught ballet and modern dance at Houston Community College, Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.
After earning a B.F.A. in Ballet from Texas Christian University, Donna studied modern dance at the Merce Cunningham School in New York City and with members of the José Limón Dance Company.
Donna’s education and experience have allowed her to work with a variety of students in many settings over the past 19 years. At present, her interest is in working with individuals and groups to prevent health problems resulting from insufficient awareness of one’s physical self and posture in movement. The overall goal of the practice is to assist people in experiencing greater ease in their lives and to help them find ways of reducing pain and preventing injury.