Kathleen Baum is an actor, teacher, and director with a specialization in movement based approaches to acting and actor training. Her work is grounded in the symbiosis she finds between Meyerhold’s Theatrical Biomechanics and the Alexander Technique. Kathleen is one of a small number of theatre practitioners with extensive experience in the authentic Russian tradition of Biomechanics as a performer as well as in training. For ten years she studied and performed with Gennadi Bogdanov, Russiaʼs leading exponent of the living Meyerhold tradition. As performer, coach, choreographer, and teacher Kathleen has worked in a broad range of theatres and training programs in Melbourne, Sydney, Sao Paolo, Toronto, London, Berlin, as well as throughout the U.S.. Her original work has been seen at the OʼNeill, the Construction Company (New York), the Dragonʼs Egg Theatre, UConn, the University of Virginia, and in collaboration for The Building Company, based in Syracuse, NY. Currently Kathleen is on the faculty of the Syracuse University Drama Department. She has also been on the faculties of Emerson College and the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute. In 2011 Kathleen qualified as an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.