Rome Earle

Rosemary “Rome” Earle trained to be a modern dancer in England, her native country.  Back problems led her to the Alexander Technique because her mother had much benefited herself from the Technique.  Rome studied with F.M. Alexander in his teacher training school from 1949 through 1951 before immigrating to the U.S.  Twenty years and four children later she returned to England to do a refresher training, receiving her certification in 1974.

Rome with Frank Ottiwell

Through the years, Rome studied with several master teachers both in England and the U.S.  She taught privately in Ojai, Santa Barbara and at the Clinic for Chronic Pain in Oxnard.  In 1983, Frank Ottiwell invited Rome to become a senior teacher in his Alexander Teacher Training Institute in San Francisco.  Nineteen years later Frank had to close down his school due to health problems.  Rome then taught part-time at Giora Pinkas and John Baron’s training school in Berkeley.

Rome and her husband moved down to San Diego County in 2006 to be close to her younger daughter’s growing family.  Rome is happy to assist Alice Olsher and her new Teacher Training Course one day a week.  Rome also enjoys giving some private lessons from her home now in San Marcos.


Photograph of Rome Earle by Stephen Parker.