Saura Bartner (†2003), US teacher of the Technique.
Saura Bartner received a master’s degree in Modern Dance Education from Columbia, and her B.A. in English from Rutgers University. In her early 20s she performed at the Louis Nickolais Dance Theater Lab. She started having lessons in 1971 and trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York, qualifying in 1977. She taught in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as well as other universities, theatres and community centres.
She gave the AmSAT Memorial Lecture, ‘Feathers of Consciousness’, in 1999 in which she talks of her experiences of spiritual traditions and the triumph of the peaceful, creative and open mind over totalitarian viewpoints.
Saura Bartner *1948? – †25 February 2003.