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Jessica Beck, PhD, is a theatre director and somatic practitioner based in London. Jessica studied Alba Method with Susana Bloch, Roxanne Rix, Laura Bond, Nancy Loitz and Rocco Dal Vera while working on her a PhD in performance practice from the University of Exeter. Her thesis entitled “Directing Emotion: A Practice-based Investigation into the Challenge of Emotion in Western Performance” was supervised by Professor Phillip Zarrilli. In 2015, Jessica completed the London Feldenkrais Professional Training Programme taught by Elizabeth Beringer, and is a member of the UK Feldenkrais Guild. Jessica is an Alba CL5 and regularly teaches workshops in the UK and US. Publications on Alba include: ‘Alba Emoting and emotional melody: surfing the emotional wave in Cachagua Chile’ in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, Vol. 1(2), pp. 141-156 (2010), and ‘Theatre, Performance and ‘The Century of the Brain’: The Influences of Cognitive Neuroscience on Professional Theatre Practice’ in Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to Medical Humanities, edited by Victoria Bates, Alan Bleakley and Samuel Goodman, London: Routledge, pp. 186 – 205 (2014).



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