Resume

Full Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC)

Areas of Specialization

I specialize in creating narrative, evocative movement material, both traditional “dances” as well as atmospheric movement landscapes that attempt to illuminate the play’s narrative, tension, and relationships. As a Dance-Theatre choreographer, I work in multiple genres of dance, from period movement, to punk, to Contemporary and Avante-garde forms, to magical realism, and character analysis through movement. I use spatial relationships, body posture, dynamic shifts, and rhythmic patterns to create meaning.

Select professional highlights

Professional Performance Experience

2001-present: Alexandra Beller/Dances, Artistic Director/Performer
2005: John Turturro: “Romance and Cigarettes” (Film)
2003-4: Martha Clarke: Belle Epoque (Lincoln Center)
1999-2000:  Irving Penn: “Dancer” (Photography)
1995-2001: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (principal member)

Choreography/Touring

Off-Broadway/Broadway:
2017:

“How to Transcend a Happy Marriage" at Lincoln Center Theatre (Rebecca Taichman, Director)                                                                                                        

2015-16:

Bedlam’s "Sense and Sensibility" Off-Bway Run at Judson Gym
(Eric Tucker, Director)

LORTEL Nominated for Outstanding Choreography

Off-Off Broadway and other:
2017: 

"As You Like It" Folger Shakespeare Library (GT Upchurch, Director)

2016: 

“As You Like It” Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (GT Upchurch, Director)

 “Sense and Sensibility” Folger Theatre (Eric Tucker, Director)

-Helen Hayes nomination (pending)

2015:

CHANG(E) (HERE Arts), Choreographer (Suzi Takahashi, Director)

 “Antonio’s Song” (DaelOrlandersmith, Director)

2014:

“Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility”Sheen Center (Eric Tucker, Director)

“Two Gentlemen of Verona” Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fest. (Eric Tucker,  Director

2008:   “The Sea Gull” Theater Askew (Jason Jacobs, Director)

Taylor Mac’s “The Young Ladies of…”Movement Coach

Modern Dance/Dance-Theatre:

From 2002-present, Alexandra Beller has made over 50 original Dance-Theatre works for her own and other companies. A full CV is available upon request. Highlights include:

2016:

“milkdreams” at Gibney Choreographic Center

“As it was, it is” SUNY Purchase Conservatory Company

2015:  NY Season: World Premiere of milkdreams at La MaMa

“Art is as is and as it is not…” NYLA (for Barnard College)

2014:

NY Season: “Give up, or a bird lying on its back” and “milkdreams” at Green Building (WIP)

 “The first back after the second forward” Long Island University

2013:

NY Season:“other stories” at Irondale Center

“Dangling Fruits of Joy, or How to Make Love” Rhode Island College

2012:

NY Season: “other stories” at Joyce SoHo (Three week run)

  “…and then there were” Oakland University (Student Production)

2011:

US Season: “other stories” (premiere) Institute for Contemporary Art

“egg” at Bill T. Jones Alumni Show at ICA, Boston

2010:

NY Season: “other stories” ( WIP premiere) “Piece” (premiere) “egg”  DNA

 “Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight” (Student Production) Kenyon College

2009:

NY Season: “what comes after happy” (premiere) and “egg” (premiere)

 Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement

Toured to: Bytom Festival, Poland; Open Look Festival, St Petersburg, Russia  “piece” Duo MultiCultural Art Center 

2008:

 “Now” St Petersburg, Russia (Open Look Festival Gala)

 “us” Berkshire Fringe Festival, The Tank (NYC), The Patterson (Maryland)

 “Anywhere on this Road” (Student Production) Texas Christian University

2007:

NY Season: “us” HERE Arts Center

Weimar NY (Speigeltent, NYC)

2006:

NY Season: “You Are Here” Dance Theater Workshop              

 NY Season: “us” (WIP) HERE Art Space

 “How to Make Love” Connecticut College

“i”  d-dance (Korean Digital Dance Festival)

Film, Video and Photography

2014:  

“Then Quiet the Hook” (Martijn Hart, DP and Editor)

2011:  

“other stories” 5 films (Martijn Hart, DP and Editor)

2010:  

 “piece” 3 films (Martijn Hart DP and Editor)

2006:  

 “H2O” and “Mother and Child” (Howard Schatz, photographer)

2003:  

"Rapture" (Brookie Maxwell, Photographer) Gallery 138

2002:

"Pure Oxygen" on The Oxygen Network

"The Ananda Lewis Show" on CBS

 "The Hurricane Reports" (MarliesYearby, director) Gallery 138

 "Dancer" (Irving Penn, Photographer) Whitney Museum, etc.

Awards, Funding and Honors

2016:


Lucille Lortel Nomination: Outstanding Choreography (Sense and Sensibility)

Guest Judge xyz Festival, NYC

2015:

Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Grant

2014:

BAX Parent Artist Grant

 Gibney Dance Center Panelist for DANCentricity

Expert Witness: “Choreography” for Bochetto and Lentz

2013:

Brooklyn Arts Council MCAF Grant

 Art Mill residency

 Live Music for Dance Award (AMC)

Expert Witness: “Choreography” for Bochetto and Lentz

2012:

Artistic Advisor for Modern Guest Artist Series at DNA

Live Music for Dance Award (AMC)

Rockefeller Grant through The Joyce SoHo

Expert Witness: “Choreography” for Morrison and Foerster

2011:

Live Music for Dance Award (AMC)

Rockefeller Grant through The Joyce SoHo

2010:

Institute for Contemporary Art Commission (Boston)

Summer Stages Commission (Concord)

Rockefeller Grant through The Joyce SoHo

Personal and Professional References

Eric Tucker Artistic Director, Bedlam Theatre Company
323.456.6250

David McCallum AD, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival                       rdmccallum@gmail.com

Kristin Marting Executive Director: HERE                                             212.924.8134

David Dorfman AD, David Dorfman Dance                                                 860.439.2830

Marya Warshaw Director: Brooklyn Arts Exchange
718.832.0018

David Henry Director, ICA (Boston)
617.478.3140