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Artist Talk: Alexandra Beller
November 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Alexandra Beller, artistic director of Alexandra Beller/Dances (2002-present), was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1995-2001 and has danced in more than 50 countries and throughout the United States.
Alexandra has created more than 40 original dance theatre works for her own as well as other companies. Her choreography has been presented and commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop, 92nd St. Y, Aaron Davis Hall, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, Abron’s Art Center, Joyce SoHo, P.S. 122, WAX, HERE, The Connelly Theater, SUNY Purchase College, Dance New Amsterdam, Symphony Space, and Jacob’s Pillow. Her work has also been commissioned by companies in Korea, Hong Kong, Oslo, Cyprus, and the U.S.
Alexandra choreographed for numerous theatre companies, including the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Bedlam Theatre Company and others. Recent projects include choreographing for the off-broadway show, “Sense and Sensibility,” and “As You Like It” at The Folger Shakespeare Library in DC, and Sarah Ruhl’s “How to transcend a happy marriage” at Lincoln Center Theatre.
Recent credits include “Pride and Prejudice” at Dorset Theatre in Vermont, and “Antonio’s Song” at Milwaukee Rep. She has taught at Barnard, MIT, The New School, LIU and NYU as an adjunct faculty member and is on faculty at Princeton, Rutgers and Montclair State University.
Alexandra currently holds a BFA in dance, MFA in choreography and a CMA (certified movement analyst) in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals. She develops and teaches courses in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, directing, dramaturgy, choreography, pedagogy, dance production, and career mentorship through Alexandra Beller/Dances throughout the year.