Next Retreat:

June 26- July 14, 2019


Jerald Schwiebert

Movement and Expression
Jerald Schwiebert has been a principal faculty member at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak since the summer of 2002.  He recently retired from the faculty of the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance where he taught Movement and Acting (Improvisation), and directed several productions.  Before joining the Michigan faculty, he was Master Movement Teacher for the Graduate Acting Program at Southern Methodist University’s distinguished Meadows School of the Arts. 
He was a member of the Galli Corporate Theatre Company, Germany, has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland, and was a special guest of Roy Hart Theatre, France. For Direction, an international journal of the Alexander Technique (Australia), he was staff cartoonist. His approach to movement takes a centrist's approach combining various schools and disciplines including, the Alexander Technique, Tai - Chi, Laban, Feldenkrais, Rolfing, Trager, Modern Dance, Afro-Cuban, Mime, Yoga, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Acting, Anatomy, and Physiology. 
As a movement consultant, he has worked with/for or received referrals from, Dance America, Kalamazoo Education for the Arts, Michigan Massage Therapy Association, Rubenfeld Synergists, University of Michigan Department of Family Practice, U of M Physical Medicine and Rehab, Medical Faculty from Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital (Voice Pathology), the Olympic Developmental Program, symphony orchestra musicians, as well as the fine Arts Departments of Colleges and Universities across the United States, etc. In addition he maintains a small private practice. 
Mr. Schwiebert has an MFA in Directing from the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, where he was one of two students chosen yearly to study with the renowned American stage director, Alan Schneider.