Our body as instrument is what we have to be present with. Each day, each moment it can teach us something new if we listen.
Alli Ross joined Boston Conservatory in 2012 as a Foundations in Acting teacher. Her instruction focuses on preparing the body in movement for the stage teaching classes as Movement for Actors, Dance Theater, and Theater and Community Engagement.
A performing and teaching artist, Ross' teaching in largely informed by her professional performance work such as Liz Lerman's Healing Wars (Arena Stage, 2013 and tour 2013-2015) which was a 3 year investigation with the company and veterans of our most recent wars. Other transformative work includes Lady MacDuff in Sleep No More (original U.S cast, American Repertory Theater in 2009, Emursive, NYC, 2011).
Locally, Ross has recently launched Excavate, a collective, researching, making and performing site work looking at the interconnection of topography and history of land as it meets somatic landscape. This work brings her both to local and natural habitats and at times no further than the urban concrete of her driveway. Ross is a trained contemporary dancer, vocalist, actress, massage therapist and movement educator. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Dance, and an M.Ed from Harvard Graduate school in Arts in Education.
Lord of the Flies (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Movement Director
Healing Wars (Arena Stage, 2013)—Actor, Dancer
Sleep No More (ART, McKittrick, 2011)—Actor, Dancer