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Catawba College Professor Earns International Certification

October 04, 2006

Category: Faculty, Theatre Arts


Dayna Anderson, a Catawba College professor of theatre arts, has earned an international certification from Alexander Technique International. She becomes one of six instructors in North Carolina to obtain such certification.

Alexander Technique is a way of thinking about the body, its use, and the rediscovery of freedom/ease and joy of movement. It distinguishes itself by hands-on work in a student-teacher relationship, whether one-on-one or in a group.

Anderson, who began her Alexander training in 1982, completed a four-year training program, an apprenticeship with a sponsor, and qualified for her certification in several "hands-on" sessions. Anderson's competence in this area has enhanced Catawba's training program in theatre arts since the early 1980s, allowing it to remain on the cutting edge in performance education.