Alan McDermott trained at the Feldenkrais International Training Centre in the U.K from 2003-2007, He previously attended The School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam from 1994-1996 where his studies included the skeletal/joint system, movement quality, release technique and composition, earning a Dutch postgraduate diploma in Higher Professional Education. He has taught Movement Research and the Feldenkrais Method in The Netherlands, Italy and the U.K. From 2008 - 2015 Alan taught as an associate lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University and practiced in the Health, Exercise and Active Living Clinic in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science from 2015 to 2016. He is a listed teacher with the Feldenkrais Guild U.K.
Teaching 1997 – present includes
Awareness Through Movement classes. MMU Cheshire.
Functional Integration lessons. HEAL Clinic. MMU Cheshire. .
MMU Cheshire. Feldenkrais for movement research. 2014/15
Hunter College NYC, Awareness Through Movement. 2014
George Washington University, Washinton DC, 2014
Manchester Metropolitan University. Staff development. 2013
Windhover, Massachusetts. Feldenkrais for artists in residence. 2012
Spazio Razen, Milano - Somatic Practice and Dance workshops with Vincent Cacialano and Marcella Fanzaga. 2012
Dance and the Feldenkrais Method - Dartington, Devon 2011
Improvisation Summer Courses Amsterdam. Feldenkrais 2010/11
Manchester Metropolitan University- Feldenkrais Method and Choreography. 2008 - 2011
University Of Lincoln – Feldenkrais Method. 2007
Dept. for Dance Teacher Training. AHK - Feldenkrais Method
Sneaker Amsterdam- Feldenkrais Method
School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam - Movement research and composition.
Atelier delle Arti, Livorno- Movement Research and Body Theory
Hampshire County Council- Improvisation and Composition with Commonweal Dance Co.
Arts Worker with adults with learning difficulties, using the visual arts and movement.
Summer school performance workshops with hearing impaired children.
Site specific combined arts and performance workshops for children in rural communities and schools.