B.F.A. Acting, California Institute of the Arts
M.F.A. Acting, University of California, Davis
Wendy Salkind is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and an actor whose interest has been on texts of heightened language. She is known for her performances in the short plays of Samuel Beckett, performed at international Beckett festivals. Her collaborations with composer Linda Dusman have resulted in performances of staged readings of prose texts of Gertrude Stein and her CD recording, Gertrude Stein Aloud, includes her performances of Miss Furr and Miss Skeene for voice and percussion, along with solo readings of other Stein essays. For ten years she was an Associate Artist with the Maryland Stage Company (MSC), a professional theatre company in Baltimore. With the MSC she performed at Center Stage in the works of Moliere, Shakespeare, Guare and Chekov and at Theatre Project in Pinter. She has performed narrations with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in Walton’s Façade and in Anna Rubin’s “And Everything Goes Bee” for voice and amplified violin in Women’s Work at Greenwich House. She played lead roles in two award winning independent films, Holy Water and Cleave by filmmaker Hollie Lavenstein. At UMBC she was the Presidential Teaching Professor in 2010-2013 and she served as Theatre department chair for 12 years. She teaches acting, stage movement and Alexander Technique to Theatre majors and she teaches the teacher-training program at Alexander Technique Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore.