Our Team

Jonathan Sheratte

I discovered the Alexander Technique in 1986 during a demanding postgraduate course at the Art College in London. The first weeks of Alexander lessons set in motion a creative flow and productivity that was both inexplicable and indescribable.
After 10 years of intensive private instruction, I began teacher training and qualified with Dan Armon in 1999.
In 2002 I founded ArTwork, Studio for Alexander Technique and Individual Creative Development in Berlin, with the aim of helping other artists to coordinate meaningfully in their artistic work and to enhance their creative performance. Many singers, actors, directors, musicians, conductors, educators and visual artists from various countries have gone through my practice, most of them re-emerging after being deeply psychologically and physically challenged and sometimes ruined by the stressful demands of a creative life in the art world.
From 2002 I was Dan Armon’s assistant at the School of Alexander Techik Berlin until I took over the school after his retirement in 2022.
35 years after my first lesson, I am now training others to teach. As a teacher training leader, I am happy to explain it and take on the inspiring challenge of finding ways to describe it. But the secret of creativity remains.

Susanne Middendorf

I first encountered the Alexander Technique during my music studies. The seminars were large, interdisciplinary events. With targeted manual impulses during the performance, the Boston lecturer drew the students’ attention to the organization of their bodies, to questions of balance, coordination and the alignment of the body in space. The audience thus became witnesses of an immediate change, of moments of heightened congruence of musical intention and realization, of deeply felt artistic spontaneity.

I completed my training as a teacher of the At years later with Dan Armon in Berlin. I started during my pregnancy with my second child and finished my training after the birth of my third child. When I later taught pregnant women myself as an At teacher and was invited to accompany the birth of a student’s child with my At-trained hands, I was able to pass on the gift of support that At offered me during pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

Furthermore, the At helped me to overcome the consequences of serious operations.

However, the profound blessing of the technique does not lie solely in overcoming physical challenges and stress. The At opens our eyes to the interaction of body and mind. It initiates a process of psychophysical (re)integration that counteracts all the injuries and traumas we have suffered, enabling us to live from an increasingly conscious integrity.

It is this agreement with ourselves, the growing awareness of our wholeness, that interests me most in accompanying and training people. Throughout society, we talk about values such as wholeness, unity and sustainability, often without ever having experienced these qualities first-hand. The At can become the key here, it can help us to set more healing signs by working on ourselves.

Beate von Hahn

I came to the Alexander Technique through my singing studies at the University of Music in Munich and this discovery was a revelation for me. Many of my questions about artistic expression and singing itself found an answer there.
I finally got a feeling of what it means to stay with myself, to be in the flow, to use my body as a resonance chamber.
I always knew that somewhere there had to be an effortlessness and a pure expressiveness, what singers call an event, where you no longer know whether you are singing yourself or something is resonating through you.
I try to come as close as possible to this in my lessons as a voice and Alexander Technique teacher.

Thomas Hoppe

The longer I studied the Alexander Technique, the clearer the space that lies behind my identifications, problems and habits. The easy life is there all the time and is just waiting to be discovered and shaped by me.

  • Co-director of the Berlin weekend training class for Alexander Technique. “Alexander Technique Training Berlin”
  • Certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique
  • AT training in Berlin with Dan Armon, graduated in 2005
  • 1993 first contact with the Alexander Technique
  • Electric bass studies at the AIM in Vienna in jazz & pop music
  • Freelance musician – double bass and electric bass.


Dan Armon