BGB TEACHER – DEBBY JAY
When Debby Jay had her first lesson in the Alexander Technique in 1982, she experienced a sense of lightness and ease that astonished her and changed the direction of her life. She studied Alexander privately for four years and trained to be a teacher at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York, and for almost 30 years has been teaching individuals and groups.
To better understand why people embody themselves the way they do, Debby got additional training in Somatic Experiencing- a body-oriented approach to resolving trauma.
Debby has helped hundreds of actors- at the Howard Fine Acting Studio and at The BGB Studio- to develop a more radiant and focused presence in their work. She is delighted to be able to help her students and clients experience greater emotional and physical freedom and to feel increasingly grounded in their own truth.
Debby Jay is a guest Master Teacher in many BGB classes, both ongoing and 8-week sessions.
Explore Debby’s classes: The Core Thursday Daytime
Matt Jayson GENERAL HOSPITAL
When Debby put her hands on my head I felt some sort of defense mechanism go up in alarm but I also felt some of it go away and get dissolved… and that´s when I felt the turn and the change in myself. There is a certain truthfulness about this whole process that makes it beautiful and it goes beyond the scope of acting. How wonderful if one can be present and available in life and can really connect with other people in more levels than one. Thank you Debby for such an amazing class.Carlos Reig-Plaza 13
This last week I had two auditions where I used Alexander work. As I sat in the waiting room, I breathed into my body, and I walked into the room and let my legs take me in with ease. The confidence I felt during the actual audition felt like it was beaming through me, without any effort, and I booked both jobs! The work that you have taught us in class had played a big part in that outcome. Thank you for the gifts that you're giving us in class, and to see the work pay off this quickly is really remarkable.Colleen Hartnett NATURAL PROMOTION
I definitely had preconceived notions due to my past experiences with the Alexander Technique when Debby Jay came into our class. However, I ended up having one of the most important and transformative classes of my life, not just as an actor but as a person. The work Debby Jay does can sometimes feel hard or daunting for me, but there is no longer any doubt that it is important. She is patient, helpful, and frankly… a bit of a wizard.Michael Scott Allen THE MINDY PROJECT
Kate Prendergast CARPOOLERS