Constance Clare-Newman

Instructor, Voice and Movement
Theatre Arts

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Certification, Alexander Training Institute San Francisco, 2001

B.A. Women's Literature, Mills College


Theatre Arts Building

Meet Constance

Constance Clare-Newman, M.AmSAT, has over 30 years experience in somatic and movement disciplines, including the Alexander Technique, Continuum, Laban and Body-Mind Centering. As a dancer, Constance performed professionally in the Bay Area with Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers and has studied dance techniques ranging from Hawkins to Cunningham to Corvino. Constance’s teaching is informed by all these disciplines, as well as by her continuing education and exploration in embodiment, ecofeminism, trauma work and consciousness studies.
Constance has studied the Alexander Technique since 1990. She graduated from Alexander Technique Institute San Francisco in 2001 and has been teaching full time since then. She has taught Alexander Technique classes at the American Conservatory Theatre, the Asian American Theater Company, and the Academy of Art University, all in San Francisco. At the Academy of Art University, she developed curriculum and taught in the actor training program for ten years. 
Constance facilitates embodied movement and contemplative practices, often outside in nature. With Peer Practice in the Desert, Constance collaborates in nonhierarchical, improvisatory exploration. With Movement Arts, Constance collaborates in site-based movement experiences and performances. Constance also leads workshops and groups for queer people, performers, people with Parkinson’s and activists. 

Courses Taught

THA 200 Voice & Movement for Performers


2019 Spring: Voice & Mvmt for Performers, University of Redlands

2018 Spring: Vocal Coach, "Top Girls," University of Redlands

2005-2014: Movement for Actors, Body Awareness and the Conscious Actor, Alexander Technique for Actors: Academy of Art University-San Francisco, CA

2002-2004: Alexander Technique, Studio ACT American Conservatory Theater-San Francisco, CA


"Every Little Thing" (2006) Topline Ink Magazine.

"Sally Swift and the Alexander Technique: A Conversation" (2004) Journal for the American Society for the Alexander Technique.

Invited Presentations

LGBT Center, Palm Springs, CA

Center for Spiritual Living, Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Museum in Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA

SOMAFest, Los Angeles, CA

Urban Yoga, Palm Springs, CA

‘Salton Sea: An Artistic Discussion’ University of Riverside in Palm Desert Campus, Palm Desert, CA

Freedom to Act Conference, New York, NY

Cape Cod Dressage Society, MA

Leisure Equestrian, Stockton, CA

Alexander Educational Center, Berkeley, CA

Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, CA


Member of American Society for the Alexander Technique

Member of Alexander Technique International

Member of International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association

Member of Dance Resource Center