on Friday 03/25/2022 at 04:50 PM
We are so sorry to announce the passing of Nada Diachenko this month who suffered a massive stroke. She took a few weeks to say her goodbyes and her last dance from her home in Boulder Colorado. Her husband Whit Carman, communicated daily through caringbridge.com where over 400 people responded with their love and support through this process. The site devoted to Nada is still active, if you would like to visit it.
Nada Diachenko’s forty year career has included national and international touring and teaching with the Erick Hawkins Dance, her own dance company in New York City and as a freelance artist. She maintained an active private Alexander teaching practice since her certification in 1999 and created required Alexander courses and an Alexander Intensive Study in the dance MFA program at the University of Colorado where she was a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance since 1988. Nada conducted workshops and residences in the Alexander Technique and injury prevention as well as residencies in Brazil and Costa Rica. She presented at the 2008 and other Annual General Meetings. In 2014, Nada became certified as a teacher in Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing. In addition to her Alexander and dance/choreography work, Nada was a somatic specialist and a certified Muscular Therapist in the Benjamin Technique.
Nada was a Faculty member at Alexander Technique Denver (ATDen) teacher training course since its inception in 2013. Her wisdom and skill as a teacher and mentor was valued by trainees and colleagues alike.
At ATDenver, we are sad to have lost such a brilliant, warm, and talented colleague and friend.
Heidi Leathwood (Director) and Maedée Duprès (Faculty) and the Colorado AT community