Alexandra Beller has been Choreographer for “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY” (Sheen Center, Judson Gym, Folger Shakespeare Library, American Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage), for which she won a Helen Hayes Award, Lortel Nomination, and IRNE nomination for Best Choreography. She choreographed the Off-Broadway musical, “THE MAD ONES” (Kerrigan/ Lowdermilk) (59E59), Bedlam’s “PETER PAN” (Duke Theatre), “TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA” (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), “FANDANGO FOR BUTTERFLIES AND COYOTES” (La Jolla, La MaMa), “AS YOU LIKE IT” (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Folger Shakespeare Library), “HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE” by Sarah Ruhl (Lincoln Center Theatre), “THE YOUNG LADIES OF…” (Taylor Mac), “CHANG(E)” (Soomi Kim at HERE Arts), and others. Recent projects include choreographing “ANTONIO’S SONG” (by Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Suarez) for Milwaukee Repertory Theater and The Goodman, and “MACBETH” at LeMoyne College..
Directing credits include “MAKE THICK MY BLOOD” (adaptation of Macbeth) for DeCruit (Theater Row), “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” at 92Y, and “MILKDREAMS” “WHAT COMES AFTER HAPPY” “PIECE” “EGG” “YOU ARE HERE” and other works for Alexandra Beller/Dances.
Her critically acclaimed international performance career includes 7 years with the Bill. T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and projects with Martha Clarke, John Turturro, and others. She created Alexandra Beller/Dances in 2001 and has created over 40 original Dance Theatre works, both for her own and other companies. Her choreography has been presented at US theatres and Korea, Hong Kong, Oslo, Cyprus, St. Petersburg, and Poland.
Alexandra holds a BFA in Dance, an MFA in Dance, and a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals. She has been on the faculty of Princeton University (7 years), Montclair State University’s graduate program, and frequently adjunct teaches at Universities in NYC including Barnard College, Rutgers University, The New School, and Alvin Ailey Dance Center at Fordham University. She is on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies.