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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 mediterranean fire and passion of the Portuguese heritage 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 become an avid student, acquiring more certifications in Yoga for Cancer, Simonson Jazz Dance Technique and is currently pursuing certifications in Dalcroze and Estill Voice Methods.

In 2016 she trademarked her own actor warm up called Physical Actor™ and continues to develop it with students and fellow actors.