Heather Anderson Boll
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Heather Anderson Boll is an American Yoga Teacher, Actor, and Acting / Voice / Movement Teacher. She is a Certified, Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (C-RYT, Jivasara Yoga), Member of Actors Equity, and Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice (Breath/) Voicework(C).
Certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework(c) by the great Catherine Fitzmaurice and master teacher Saul Kotzubei her mentors, Heather offers this groundbreaking Tremoring technique to Actors and Yoga Teachers: first releasing the breath-body and giving into chaotic impulse, then building muscular structure to support a free expression on voice, sourcing the Ancient Vibration Within.
Heather has practiced Yoga since the mid 90's, originally via Rodney Yee videos and then at Yale School of Drama where Vinyasa Yoga practice was a daily component of Movement and the foundation for Voice / Breath training. She continued to practice at studios in NY and on her own for over a decade while living as an Actor in NY, then moving to Cleveland to teach Acting and Movement at Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College, she began integrating Yoga into every one of her Acting/Movement/Voice courses over ten years' time. She went back for her Yoga Certification with Marni Task's Jivamukti-inspired, Jivasara Yoga in 2017, and began teaching the pure practice at studios around Cleveland in 2018.
As an Actor, Heather earned her MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama, Yale University, 2003; and studied one year at The Actors Studio Drama School (1998-99). She has appeared on the New York and Regional stages for two decades, including The Huntington Theatre (Boston), Humana Festival / Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS-122 Off-Off-Broadway, Manhattan Theatre Club / NY City Center, Off-Broadway, Two River Theatre NJ, and in Cleveland and Cleveland Play House, Dobama Theatre Company, Cleveland Public Theatre, and Mamai Theater Company. She is honored to have been the recipient of Best Actress acknowledgements from Cleveland Critics 2011, 2012, 2013 and to have had the incredible opportunity of playing Birdie in The Little Foxes during Cleveland Play House's Tony Award Winning Season of 2014-15.
As a teacher of Acting / Movement / Voice, Heather has taught at some of the great arts institutions of the US - including The Karamu House, Yale University / Yale School of Drama's Dwight Edgewood Program, Great Lakes Theatre Festival's Shakespeare Residencies for High Schools, and has served on the faculty of Acting departments at Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, master classes in Voice at CWRU / Cleveland Play House Acting MFA Program, and served as Assistant Professor of Acting at Oberlin College & Conservatory for ten years. She has offered such diverse approaches to Acting as Brecht; Naturalism; Stanislavski; Physical Comedy / Releasing the Inner Clown; Devising Solo Performance; Auditioning / The Business of Acting; and has served as Acting / Movement / Voice / or Dialect Coach for numerous productions and private clients in New York and Cleveland.
Heather currently offers Vinyasa, Meditation, Yin, and/or Restorative Yoga classes at The Yoga Room @ Murray Hill; 121 Fitness CWRU; Next Level Fitness Studio Uptown; Vedas Fitness Downtown Cleveland; YMCA Downtown Cleveland; Source Energy Yoga Lakewood; and volunteers for Cudell Fine Arts Center, Cleveland.
She resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband/partner Lighting Desiger Michael Boll, and their mighty kitty Bella...along with neighborhood cats, dogs, possums, two friendly rats, and a very special squirrel.
~May all beings everywhere be happy and free!