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South Carolina, Columbia
B.M. University of Michigan
M.A. University of Missouri
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique 1988
(Affiliated with ATI)
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2011
As a classical vocalist, Laury Christie brings to somatic education an extensive international background in opera, concert and recital, and many years of teaching as a tenured Professor and area coordinator of the voice faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music. She was awarded the highly coveted Innovative Teaching and Research Grant to be trained and certified in the Alexander Technique.
She developed the first Alexander Technique course to be integrated into a music program at a major southern university, as well as being the first Alexander Teacher in the state of South Carolina and first Licensed Body Mapping Educator.
She was fortunate to be trained and certified in the Alexander Technique by Aileen Crow in New York City. Additional studies with some of the world’s other leading teachers include Marjorie Barstow, Barbara Conable, and Alex and Joan Murray. She has presented workshops and master classes in the Midwest and Southeast USA, Italy, and at NATS, VASTA, MENC, and MTNA. She continues to teach Alexander Technique and Body Mapping at the USC School of Music and workshops in the Southeast.
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