Bronwyn Baud - Qualified Alexander Technique Teacher
Relatively recent newcomer to St Margarets, Bronwyn Baud has been a teacher of the Alexander Technique since graduating from the Brighton Alexander Training Centre in 1997, and becoming a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). Since qualifying, she has had practices in Cranleigh, Surrey and in Melbourne, Australia.
From performance to Alexander Technique
It was soon after this that Bronwyn discovered the Alexander Technique. She was about to do a tour of her one-woman show whilst back in Australia for a short time, but various stresses and strains in her daily life found her struggling with the preparations. She remembered several recommendations for the Technique so she booked her first lesson.
So immediate and noticeable were the physical changes that she had a course of about 10 to 12 lessons in the few weeks leading up to the first performance. She was thrilled to experience a new calmness and stillness, greatly improved breathing and an increase in the ease and range of her voice and vocal agility. So impressed was she with this amazing Technique that she continued having lessons on her return to the UK and began the training the following year!
Bronwyn continues to combine Alexander teaching with her theatrical career and thoroughly enjoys living and working in St Margarets. Anyone who feels the need to improve their quality of life or reduce the pain or discomfort in their physical bodies, will be made extremely welcome and will reap the benefits of a course of lessons in this wonderful Technique!
In addition to teaching the Alexander Technique, Bronwyn is a professional actor, singer and musician. She originally trained in singing and piano, studying Music at the University of Melbourne. Following this, she underwent secondary-teacher training and for a time taught music in a high school in Melbourne. During this time, she realized that the theatre was her true love and went to drama-school at night.
Bronwyn enjoyed a successful career in both theatre and television in Australia but then moved to London. Here, her career continued in both acting and singing, particularly in West End musicals. Very early on she played Mary Magdalene in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre.
Many other musicals followed as well as some television drama, her principal role being Dr Lesley Skellman in the BBC TV drama series, The Country Boy.