Jean McClelland is a senior teacher of the Alexander Technique, certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT). She studied extensively at the Carl Stough Institute for Breathing Coordination and is one of fewer than a dozen people personally selected by Stough to teach his work.
As a performer, Jean appeared in the Broadway production of Camelot and at Paper Mill Playhouse, Bardavon Opera House, Bergen Performing Arts Center and the Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston. She originated the role of Jane/Aeola in Wallace and Allen Shawn’s The Music Teacher and has played leading roles in The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Show Boat, The Marriage of Figaro, A Little Night Music, The Pirates of Penzance, Silk Stockings, The Boy Friend, and The Gondoliers.
Jean is on the faculty of the MFA Acting program at Columbia University and has been a member of the faculty of the New York Open Center since1986 and a guest lecturer at William Paterson University since 1991. She has given workshops at drama and music schools, universities, and holistic learning centers throughout the country. Jean is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and continues to perform in concert with her husband, pianist and composer Bill McClelland.