Leland Vall received his undergraduate degree from Hampshire College and studied theatrical directing at Trinity Repertory Conservatory with Anne Bogart. He had his first Alexander Technique lesson in 1982 and has been certified to teach the Alexander Technique since 1996. He received his training and certification at the Alexander Technique Training Center in Boston, directed by Ruth Kilroy. He has a private practice in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island, and has also taught the Alexander Technique at Chelsea Piers Sports Center, Crunch Fitness, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the School for Film and Television. His students range from healthy people who want to look and feel better, to athletes and performing artists interested in improving performance, to others managing chronic pain, illness, or injury recovery.
Certification to teach the Alexander Technique requires the completion of three years of training. Mr. Vall is certified to teach the Alexander Technique by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), the largest organization of its kind in the United States. He has a special certification in The Art of Breathing from the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), and a personal trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Leland Vall is a former board member of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, the oldest Alexander training facility in the country, and he is a former editor of the AmSAT News, the official newsletter of the American Society for the Alexander Technique.