Jean-Louis Rodrigue
Lecturer, Music Performance

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Jean-Louis Rodrigue lived and was educated in Italy and France. He began his actor training in 1967 with Herbert Berghof at the HB Studio in New York. In 1969, William Ball awarded Rodrigue a full scholarship to study in the Advanced Training Program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. During his training and performing at ACT, Rodrigue discovered the Alexander Technique. He spent three more years training as an Alexander teacher with Frank Ottiwell at the American Center for the Alexander Technique.

Rodrigue has taught the Alexander Technique for the past thirty years. His unique approach to movement education and to improving the levels of performance has brought international recognition. In the music world, he was part of the faculty at the Verbier Festival and Academy for nine years, a music and theater festival in the Swiss Alps and is currently part of the faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He founded the Alexander program for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and taught the young musicians and conductors for six years.

In theater, Rodrigue was awarded a Fellowship grant from the Montalvo Arts Center to develop and direct a play adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s best selling novel “THE READER” which will be produced in Fall 2009. He has most recently worked with Gulu Monteiro on “THE BACCHAE” at the Getty Villa, the circus artists of Cirque du Soleil’s “KA” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and he has collaborated with director Joanna Settle and Heather Raffo in her acclaimed play “NINE PARTS OF DESIRE” at the Geffen Playhouse. He has collaborated with Larry Moss on Daisy White’s SUGAR, Pamela Gien’s Obie award winning play “THE SYRINGA TREE” at Playhouse 91 in N.Y. and the current national tour, and with actor Bo Eason in “RUNT OF THE LITTER” at the 37 Arts Theater, N.Y., in fall 2007. He has coached actors working at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Mark Taper Forum, the Geffen Playhouse, the Pasadena Playhouse, and on Broadway, as well as the artists of the Cirque du Soleil in “LA NOUVELLE EXPERIENCE” on improving their performance and preventing injuries. He is a member of the faculty at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood, and teaches regularly for Larry Moss.

His unique style of acting coaching, movement training, and choreography can be seen in many films including the upcoming “W” with Josh Brolin as George W. Bush and directed by Oliver Stone. Other films include “HUMAN NATURE” with Patricia Arquette, “PASSION FISH” with Mary MacDonnell, “THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE” with Hilary Swank and cast, “THE CAT’S MEOW” with Kirsten Dunst, “THE TIME MACHINE” with cast, “SEABISCUIT” with Elizabeth Banks, and “BEE SEASON” with Juliette Binoche. He has worked with many actors and performers including Sir Ian McKellen, Martha Argerich, Herb Alpert, Helena Bonham Carter, Keanu Reeves, Tate Donovan, Julia Sweeney, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Joely Richardson, Sally Kellerman, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and JoBeth Williams.

Rodrigue is considered a Senior Teacher of the Alexander Technique and is a founder and a Board member of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles, a teacher training program. Rodrigue is a faculty member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine. He is a certified Teacher and an active member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)

Kenny Burrell
Distinguished Professor
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Juliana Gondek
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Jens Lindemann
Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Kay Rhie
Assistant Professor
Jan Berry Baker
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James Newton
Distinguished Professor
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Inna Faliks
Professor - Piano Performance and Keyboard Area Head
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
Gordon Henderson
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA

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