Assistant Professor of Acting & Stage Movement
Kelley Schoger, Assistant Professor of Theatre, teaches Stage Movement, Acting and Introduction to Theatre in the undergraduate theatre program and Alexander Technique in the graduate acting program at the University of Alabama. She is an actor, movement specialist and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Before joining UA she taught Alexander Technique, Acting, Puppetry Arts and Winning Presentations at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. She has guest taught at Virginia Tech and Mary Baldwin College and has offered workshops at the Southeastern Theatre Conference and Virginia Theatre Association. She has recent movement and directing credits at Arena Stage in Washington DC and Richmond Symphony in VA. Kelley worked professionally in New York City for ten years as an actor, puppeteer and in various other capacities within the arts with such organizations as MCC Theater, La Mama E.T.C., Theatre for the New City, Mabou Mines, Aisling Arts, The Roundabout Theatre Company and Inside Broadway. She subsequently moved to Tortola, British Virgin Islands were she taught theatre, puppetry and directed with Limelight Productions, a theatre company she co-founded to promote theatre and facilitate dialogue on island. She holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy with an emphasis in movement from VCU and a BA in Theatre from Virginia Tech.
Kelley seeks to help performers find greater freedom, vulnerability and range through the lens of the Alexander Technique. She is a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique and Association of Theatre Movement Educators. She is thrilled to join the outstanding faculty at the University of Alabama.