Anna Dresdon Movement and Gesture for the Actor


Anna Dresdon was born in New York. She received her theatrical training at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Herbert Bergoff Studio and was especially influenced by her experience with Paul J. Curtis and The American Mime Theatre.

On the West Coast, she studied with Stella Adler and Viola Spolin, then went on to specialize in mime with the legendary Marcel Marceau and Jean-Louis Barrault in Paris, France.

Ms. Dresdon served for five years as director of mime for the Phoenix Center for the Performing Arts. She was also a frequent artist-in-residence for The Arizona Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Ms. Dresdon has taught and performed at numerous universities and cultural institutions across the country. She toured for two years with the Performing Arts Collective of New Mexico and was a recipient of the Western States Individual Choreographer's Award.

Plays include "Addiction from the Inside Out," "Before and After the Obvious," "Loving Anabel" and "Amanda's Companion," which can be obtained through Encore Performance Publishers.

Anna Dresdon currently resides in Los Angeles, where she worked and studied with the late Rachel Rosenthal and is the storytelling training consultant at the Skirball Cultural Center. She is a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

She remains active in the performing arts community and is a passionate animal activist with a special interest in wildlife rehabilitation.

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