COMPANION

Lena Frederick

Lena Frederick (1944-1997), US teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Life

Lena was born in Zurich, grew up in Switzerland, Lebanon and the US. She graduated with honors from Harvard University, followed by an MFA degree in theatre directing from the Yale School of Drama. She married Michael D. Frederick. They trained together at the Constructive Teaching Centre with Walter and Dilys Carrington and qualified in 1978. Upon returning to the US she studied with Marjorie Barstow and for 17 years she produced plays at the Oak Grove School in Ojai, California.[1] [2]

Writings

  • She wrote an article on the Technique, published in the booklet ‘Means to an End’ by Dilys Carrington, Lena Frederick.[3]
  • She gave an introduction speech to the 1991 3rd International Congress, Engelberg.[4]

Obituaries

  • ‘Obituary’ (no author). [5]
  • ‘Lena Frederick’ by ‘MDF’.[6]

Lena Frederick, née Judith H. Zellweger *1944 – †30 April 1997.

References

[1] Obiturary, unsigned, NASTAT News issue no. 37, Summer 1997, p. 27.
[2] ‘Lena Frederick’ by ‘MDF’ in STATNews vol. 4, no. 19 edited by Malcolm Williamson (STAT, September 1997), p. 14.
[3] ‘Means to an End – Two notes on the F. Matthias Alexander Technique’ by Dilys Carrington, Lena Frederick (The Sheildrake Press, 1977).
[4] Welcoming introduction by Lena Frederick in The Congress Papers 1991, A Spirit of Learning Together edited by Jeremy Chance (Direction, 1992), p. 10.
[5] Obituary, unsigned, NASTAT News issue no. 37, Summer 1997, p. 27.
[6] ‘Lena Frederick’ by ‘MDF’ in STATNews vol. 4, no. 19 edited by Malcolm Williamson (STAT, September 1997), p. 14.