Alejandra Chacon

Training

2015 - 2017 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching
2012 - 2014 Akt Zent Berlin/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (UNAM), Teaching Diploma
1997 - 2002 Centro Universitario de Teatro (CUT, UNAM), BA (Hons) Acting

Movement Experience

(Whilst on the MFA Movement)

Teaching on the BA Acting Year One with mentor Vanessa Ewan: Working with Vanessa Ewan my placement involved the exploration of the student´s movement through narrative exercises of imagery, aimed at exploring the qualities of the four elements: air, fire, water and earth.

Movement Support on the production Heresy of Love by Helen Edmundson/MA Contemporary Acting. Director: Martin Wylde: I led warm-ups before rehearsals, incorporating joint mobilisation and core strength. During the sessions, I offered one on one coaching to help the actors to find the qualities of movement of the characters. 

Currently on placement as Movement Director on the production Coram Boy by Helen Edmundson in Italia Conti Academy/BA Acting year 3.

Profesional Experience

Teaching

2009-2015, Delivering Vocal Training to the BA Acting Year 2 at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (UNAM). 

Theatre Director 

El lego de Casandra Monroe. Devised theatre, director Alejandra Chacon, México City, 2014. 

Le plain Americain by Évelyne de la Cheneliére, director Alejandra Chacon, México City, 2012. 

Final Countdown, by Saviana Stanescu, director Alejandra Chacon, México City, 2012. 

Acotaciones by Hiram Molina, director Alejandra Chacon, México City, 2008. 

Performer

I have performed as an actress in over 20 shows, and in 2009 I participated in one of the most significant theatrical performances of the Mexican dramatic art in the last ten years: Incendies (Scorched) by Wajdi Moauwad. This play closed a cycle of 140 performances in Mexico City and other major cities throughout Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and the United States.

Skills

I have trained in various movement techniques like: Ballet, Acrobatics, Tai Chi, Social Dance (Latin Rhythms), Release and Stage Combat. 

Currently: for the last two years I have been practicing yoga. 

My experience as an actress has helped me to deeply understand the work of the actor and has nourished my point of view as Pedagogue and Movement Director. As a practitioner, I am developing a personal work trough imagery and movement that enables the actor to embody characters and to explore atmospheres.       

Awards

In 2011 I was the recipient of a grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) via the Programme of Promotion for Cultural Projects and Conversions. With their support I directed Le Plain Americain, by Evelyn de la Chenèliere. In 2015  the same institution have supported my study on the MFA in Movement Teaching and Directing, at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.