Sarah Mayhan: Lincoln Park
Sarah certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique at Alexander Technique Training in Chicago (ATTiC) under Daria Okugawa. She is a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and teaches individual lessons and group workshops in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Sarah believes that Alexander Technique is a wonderful tool for “learning how to learn” and works with her students to apply their AT work to their goals and interests.
Sarah first learned of the technique while taking a summer conservatory course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and found it helped with the physical demands of performing onstage. She later returned to Alexander lessons in order to help recover from a repetitive strain injury due to a busy office job.
Sarah earned her BA in theater from Northwestern University, and has performed in professional productions throughout Chicago. She is a company member and Literary Manager of Chicago theater company Something Marvelous. Her performance background also includes modern, swing, and ballroom dance, and she loves dancing socially and participating in dance competitions. She teaches ballroom and world dance to young students 1st-8th grade as part of the arts outreach program Dancing with Class. She has also worked as a teaching assistant to Daria Okugawa, teaching Alexander Technique to performing artists at the School for Theatre Creators and Roosevelt University.