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Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre & Dance

Tamala Bakkensen

Tamala Bakkensen E-mail:
Office: Music Building, Room 214
Phone: 718-960-8247
Office Hours: Virtual, by appointment via email
Rank: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.F.A., Florida International University; M.F.A., University of California, San Diego

Tamala Bakkensen is a New York based Actor, Designated Linklater Teacher, Feldenkrais Practitioner®, Voice/Speech and movement coach. She is on the faculty and teaches classes/workshops for The Linklater Center for Voice and Language.  She has taught courses in voice/speech, public speaking, movement and acting for Boston University, Trinity College, Lehman College, Pace University, The Feldenkrais Institute of NY, HB Studios, New York Conservatory, Mary Baldwin College MFA, SUNY Purchase Art of Control Studio, UCSD, as well as classes, workshops and private students throughout NYC. She has trained in Lecoq, clown and mask work and has studied with renowned performers in Bali. A member of Actor’s Equity, she has performed Off-Broadway, regionally, on national tour, and network television. She worked with prisoners at Sing Sing Prison on a devised piece of Dante’s Inferno as a member of Rehabilitation Through the Arts. Her work with her students is a synthesis of her years of work and training with the Linklater Voice Technique and The Feldenkrais Method. She is a member of VASTA, ATME and The Feldenkrais Guild of North America®. She holds an MFA in Acting Performance from UCSD as well as a BFA in Acting with a minor in music from Florida International University in Miami.