“I have worked with Penny for years and have found her to be one of the most intuitive, generous, and life changing practitioners in the field. Her experience is enormous and her gifts undeniable. I am thrilled that all at 16th Street Actors Studio will experience the benefits of Penny teaching as much as I have over the past decade and a half.”

– Hugh Jackman


Perform with ease, overcoming tension, injury and pain.

Open to everyone from ages 15 + who would like to experience greater ease of movement, Alexander Technique classes improve movement, coordination, and posture, assisting people to take care of themselves in their every activities.

Alexander Technique training can help:

  • Relieve and prevent back, neck and limb pain, headaches and other muscular-skeletal problems
  • Reduce tension in activities that are repetitive and/or strenuous such as bending, lifting, or typing
  • Improve performance in skilled activities such as dance, music, acting, or sport
  • Manage stress, improve well being and self understanding
  • Restore freedom of movement after an accident or chronic illness.


Public Workshops:
2 day workshop
Saturday 28th March & Saturday 4th April. 10am-4:30pm.
Cost: $275 pp

Professional Development for professional actors:
Saturday 9th May  10am-4:30pm
Cost: $175 pp

Storytelling and Alexander Technique term with tutors: Penny Alexander & Sara Cooper
10 week course.
Thursday nights 6:30pm-8:30pm
23rd July – 24th September
Cost: $425 pp



For 23 years, Penny has helped people from all walks of life to find ease in activity and success overcoming injury and pain via the Alexander Technique. She’s worked with performance artists at the VCA, National Theatre, 16th Street Acting Studio, Howard Fine Actors Studio, Brave Studios, Film and TV Studio International, and Australian National Academy of Music.

“I am delighted to be back home living and working in Hobart, I grew up in this wonderful city and this is where my love of acting was first ignited.” – Penny McDonald


Head over to Harmonic Motion and email Penny to book