Brenna Palughi

Brenna has been teaching and developing Body Intelligence movement classes for over a decade.

Class developed out of Brenna’s artistic practices.  An amalgamation of her toolbox, she draws from her various trainings as an actor, dancer and teacher.  She is a certified teacher of Lucid Body and Vinyasa Yoga (Sankalpah College of Yoga).  She is a founding member of the Allan Wayne Work Alliance with her teachers Brendan McCall and Paul Langland.  She has been an associate and adjunct professor of Acting, Scene Study, Acting for the Camera and Movement at the Yale School of Drama Summer Conservatory, Stella Adler Studios and Pace University. She holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and BFA in Acting with a minor in Queer Theory from Marymount Manhattan College.

Other training includes the Professional Trainee Program at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, teacher trainings at Kula Yoga, anatomy courses with Lauren Haythe, Tom Myers, Gil Hedley, and acting training with The Actors Center, where she has been a company member for 10 years.  She is the artistic director of the physical theater company, Virago and the Associate Director of the Lucid Body House Performance Salon Series.  She is passionate about theater for social change and has worked with IMPACT Theatre’s Veterans Project since its inception.

As a  Senior Communications Consultant with Game On Nation, she has facilitated and taught corporate leaders, professional athletes, veterans, all branches of the military, The US House of Representatives staff and Congress.

As an actor Brenna has appeared on and off Broadway, in downtown and regional theater, on Showtime, HBO, ABC, NBC, USA, Amazon, and in various films. She works regularly with video artists Sarah Lasley and Alix Pearlstein. She has choreographed and directed for films, music videos, plays.

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