rome earle usa
In her mid-teens, Rome (Rosemary) Earle had her first lessons in the Alexander Technique with Marjory Barlow, F.M. Alexander's niece. A year later she joined Alexander's teacher training course. However after three months she left to pursue her dream of dance at the Art Of Movement Studio in Manchester with Rudolf Laban and Lisa Ullman.
Rome loved the dance and movement training, but after two years she developed serious back problems and had to stop. She returned to London to seriously train on with Alexander in his teacher training class from 1949-51.
Early in 1952 she received a letter from her sister and her husband in California. They were afraid she would again abort their third pregnancy unless she could lie down and have someone take care of her including their foster child. Rome went to be that caregiver to her sister.
Twenty years later, still living in America, and now with four of her own children, Rome found Judith Stransky, an Alexander Technique teacher in LA, and was able to take lessons from her.
She then decided to return to London to do a year and a half refresher Alexander Teacher training with Patrick MacDonald and Shoshana Kamamitz. There she received her certification in 1974. Through the years Rome studied with several Alexander teachers and Master teachers both in England and here in the USA.
Rome has taught the Technique privately in Ojai and Santa Barbara, California as well at the Oxnard Clinic for Chronic Pain. In 1983 she was invited to join the staff as senior teacher in San Francisco's Alexander Teacher Training Institute founded by Frank Ottiwell. She taught there for 19 years until the school closed. Giora Pinkas invited Rome to teach part time in his Berkeley Teacher training School.