In view of Alexander’s story, it is perhaps not surprising that the technique is part of the curriculum in drama, music and dance schools.  A number of well-known actors, singers, musicians and dancers swear by it:

John Cleese - Roald Dahl - Victoria Beckham

Dame Judy Dench - Sir Paul McCartney - Sir Patrick Stewart

Madonna - Alan Rickman - Sir Yehudi Menuhin

 Paul Newman - William Hurt - Hugh Jackman

Dame Maggie Smith - Sir Michael Caine - Jennifer Saunders

 Sir Ian McKellen - Sir Lenny Henry - Daniel Radcliffe

Benedict Cumberbatch - Lupita Nyong‘o


“Question: Which book changed your life?

Answer: The one the teacher put under my head during the Alexander Technique sessions at RADA. I grew an inch and a half.”

Q&A: Jonathan Pryce, Actor, The Guardian, May 7, 2015