babetteheadshotBabette Markus currently teaches the Alexander Technique in the School of Theater at both the University of Southern California and at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, where she has also taught in the Schools of Music and Dance. She teaches a yearly course for Musicians during the CalArts Interim session.

Babette has been teaching Alexander Technique for more than 35 years. She is a founding member of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles (ATI-LA). Since 1986, along with her colleagues, she has trained over 75 individuals to become certified teachers of the Alexander Technique in this three-year training course.

Babette Markus has a specialty in working with people with repetitive strain injuries, including musicians, athletes, dentists, and computer users. She taught “Alexander Technique for Fitness Instructors” and “Ergonomics and Alexander Technique” at UCLA Extension for many years. In 1999 she created a program called “Bio-Ergonomics / Alexander Technique” (The BEAT Training); see

She holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Certificate from the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), New York City. She completed a year-long (2006-7) post-graduate course through ACAT, The Art of Breathing, taught by Jessica Wolf of Yale University. She is past President of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, West, and is a member of AMSAT, the American Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique.   

Babette has extensive background in dance and yoga, hiking and swimming. She has a private practice in Los Angeles on the Westside.