Why Wellness and Communication?
These two go hand in hand. We are our best communicators when we feel our best. We struggle with communication, whether or not we fully realize it, when we are struggling ourselves.
Why is communication important? It is the essence of our community, the “cog in the wheel” of our productivity, the heart of our health… communication is the tool that leads to the most outstanding discoveries & overcomes the greatest challenges. It is subtle and fully based on our own awareness and how our personal world feels at this exact moment…
Which bring us back to Wellness. It is much more than saunas and massage. It refers to our quality of life; and what could be more essential than that!
There are many ways to wellness. I simply offer the ways that I have best connected with and been trained in. I offer my tools and style in the hopes that you may connect with these as well ♥
"Alexandria Rust is a star. Her ingeniously-crafted Mabel is equal parts Disney Princess and Britney Spears, egotistical and self-aware with a lilting voice to delight the heart. In addition to a squad of sight-gag police, she commands comedy."
Chicagoland Musical Theater (on Pirates of Penzance)
Young Adult Workshops
The purpose of these workshops is to, through creativity and play, bring confidence and joy to those who are studying English as a foreign language. My main work as a factiliator is to create a safe space of encouragement through which I guide the group through activities and techniques learned through my personal training and experience as an actress. My hope is that by the end of these workshops, the group can walk away with a renewed energy towards their English studies, a freedom to speak with less inhibition, and confidence to explore more English speaking opportunities.
"These actresses show an amazing sense of unity and perfect timing, as well as grotesque carnality. They slither and writhe sinuously on the stage, hissing and scolding, a veritable squadron of "backup singers" for the avenging god of merriment."
Doug Deuchler for Oakpark.com (on The Bacchae)
"Ryan Smetana and Alexandria Rust are quite winning as the lovers at the center of the story."
The Chicago Reader (on Pirates of Penzance)