About Tess Degen

Tess Degen is a native from Berlin, Germany, where she grew up surrounded by the wall and wedged between two cultures. Her Portuguese/German heritage offered her a deep insight into the human condition from two very different angles: the Portuguese fire and passion collided with the cool and temperate rationale of the German. After coming to the United States to dance in NYC, Tess also became a teacher of Pilates and The Alexander Technique. Over the years Tess has added Yoga for Cancer, Simonson Jazz Dance Technique to her skill set and is currently pursuing certifications in Dalcroze and Estill Voice Model.
In 2016 she trademarked her own actor warm up called Physical Actorâ„¢ and continues to develop it with her students and fellow actors.