Nancy Wanich-Romita (M.AmSAT, RSME) has been both a private teacher and workshop facilitator in the Alexander Technique for over 30 years. Ms Romita initiated the first courses offered in the Alexander Technique at the 92nd Street Y in NYC in 1984. She has taught at the American Dance Festival at Duke University in Durham, NC, Connecticut College, State University of New York at Purchase, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Stevenson University, and is currently on the faculty of Towson University.
Since 1987, she has taught a course in Alexander Technique at Towson University that satisfies a general education requirement for graduation for any student regardless of major. In addition, Ms Romita teaches an Alexander Technique course for graduate students in theater. She has worked for McDermott Ass. as facilitator in leadership training, movement training, and body language in public speaking. She has provided AT workshops for business leaders, physical therapists, teachers, and performers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Ms Romita has facilitated workshops for The Private Industry Council, JP Morgan Bank, IBM, Center for Poverty Solution, and The Annie E Casey Foundation.
Ms. Romita has served on the Alexander Technique faculty at The Tai Sophia Institute, The Baltimore School of Massage, The Baltimore Holistic Health Center. She has taught Alexander Technique workshops at Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE), the American College Dance Festival (ACDF), and the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).
She is a Senior Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, certified by the American Center for the Alexander Technique in NYC in 1984 where she trained with Deborah Caplan, Judith Leibowitz, Pearl Ausabel, Barbara Kent, Ann and Troupe Mathews and others. She is a voting member of the American Society for Alexander Teachers.
For 25 years Ms. Romita has been teaching a yearlong course in experiential anatomy and kinesiology entitled, Scientific Bases of Analysis of Movement at Towson University. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Her research in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Physical Therapy Clinic was presented at the 2013 IADMS conference in Seattle WA. Ms. Romita is the creator of the somatic model known as Functional Awareness, Anatomy in Action
Nancy Romita has been active in dance and theater for 30 years (see Towson University web link below for details), including 8 years in NYC and 15 years as artistic director of The Moving Company, a professional modern dance company in Baltimore, MD.
Ms. Romita holds a BA in Dance and Child Development from Connecticut College, and a Masters in Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Theater from Towson University. She maintains an active private practice. She completed the Post Certification in Alexander Technique at ATNYC with John Nicholls in 2009.
In 2015 Nancy Romita’s collaborative research with Johns Hopkins Medicine, entitled “Integrating rotator discs in ballet classwork: A collaboration with a physical therapist, somatic specialist, and ballet professor,” will be presented at the International CORPS de Ballet Conference in Maryland, at the Performing Arts Medicine Conference in Florida, and at the World Physical Therapy Conference in Singapore. In addition, her collaborative work with Allegra Romita, entitled “Functional Awareness® Anatomy in Action: Getting out of habit and into Awareness,” will be presented at the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator.