Founders & Co-Directors

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Matt Cahill

Matt Cahill believes that each of us is inextricably linked with the world around us, and that by shifting the way we pay attention to that world, we can find the deep inner beauty, truth, and peace that has been waiting both outside and inside of us all along. His quest to find, live, create, and share that deep inner beauty, truth, and peace has drawn labyrinthine lines through traditional professions and art forms. One constant is that there is always music, play, and movement.

His professions include actor, singer, model, writer, director, choreographer, artistic director, administrator, producer, and teacher. His art forms include film, television, physical theater, musical theater, concert, opera, movement, and the Alexander Technique. As Le Monde in Paris declared, “you really want to hear him in either an opera or a musical. He has a big presence, a warm baritone voice, immense humanity, and the gift of an actor.”

Matthew created training programs for singers at SongFest as Associate Artistic Director and at Juilliard and Nord Anglia’s high school summer voice programme as Lead Artist Faculty. He has also led the opera workshop at Brooklyn College and co-taught the Professional Development Workshop at Bard College Conservatory. He is currently studying to be an Alexander Technique Teacher at the Balance Arts Center with Ann Rodiger. BM voice (Juilliard) and MM vocal arts (Bard College Conservatory).

 
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Audrey Luna

Audrey Luna is grateful to have a career singing, teaching voice and Alexander Technique. She currently teaches at Miami University, has taught Alexander Technique, Voice and Vocal Chamber Music on faculty at SongFest, Salzburg Chamber Music Festival, The Grandin Festival, The Schmidt Institute, Savannah Choral/Vocal Institute and given masterclasses across the US, Canada and Europe. She has mentored her students to win competitions and hold young artist positions such as: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards, New York Oratorio Society, NATSAA Competitions, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Ravinia Festival, Chanticleer, as well as singing in opera houses nationally and internationally.

Since her Amsat certification in 2013, she has been teaching AT workshops, classes and private lessons largely focusing on singing and vocal function. Ms. Luna has performed in prominent venues such as Salzburger Festspiel, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Ludwigsburg Schloss Festival, Mettlach Chamber Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Jerusalem Festival, Shanghai International Spring Festival, Lexington Bach Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and the Konzerthaus Wien, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Queens Hall, Bach Akademie, the Louvre, St. John the Divine and The Kennedy Center.

Ms. Luna’s career began in Germany singing dozens of opera roles as a fest soloist in Bremen and as a guest soloist throughout Germany. Critics claim that she is, “musically and theatrically first class...with technical sovereignty, she laid before us so much warmth, expression, and sensitivity that it was pure joy.” Ms. Luna can be heard on the Bonneville Classics, Oehms Classics, and arsmoderna labels.

 
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Ann Rodiger

Ann Rodiger is the founder and director of the Balance Arts Center and the Balance Arts Center Teacher Training Course. She has been teaching the Alexander Technique and movement for over 30 years in academic and private settings. She is skilled in Labanotation, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Yoga, meditation, and various dance techniques. She maintains private practices in New York City, Berlin and Antwerp. She is the creator and producer of the Freedom to Move, Freedom to Play and co-creator of the Freedom to Act conferences. She has recently published a book, "How To Sit: Your Body at Work".

She has taught at summer vocal workshops in Berlin, Antwerp (Belgium), Tel Aviv, and Orlando.

She is a member of the American Society of the Alexander Technique and served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. She is a regular presenter at AmSAT annual conferences and serves on several committees of the Society.

Ann holds a Certification from the Urbana Center in the AT approved by the American Society of Alexander Technique.  She also holds a Masters Degree in Dance and Movement Analysis from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors Degree with Honors from the University of Oregon.