Born and raised in New York, Thomas Vasiliades has been teaching the Alexander Technique for nearly 25 years. He is the founder and director of the Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development, and the director of training at the Training Center for the Alexander Technique. In private practice, he works with performers, people with chronic pain and respiratory diseases such as asthma and emphysema, athletes, business people, and those interested in personal growth and development. He has been teaching at Juilliard since 1997.
Vasiliades was the former chair of the Movement Department and a faculty member at the New School for Drama. He was a faculty member at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate drama program. He has worked as an Alexander Technique and movement coach for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
He attended Queens College, where he studied math, science, and theater. His Alexander Technique studies include work with first generation teachers (those trained by F.M. Alexander), notably Walter Carrington, Dilys Carrington, and Peggy Williams. He has also studied and worked with John Nicholls. He is a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique.