Victor Alexander: Afro Cuban Folklore & Modern Masterclasses
April 20, 2015 to April 22, 2015
VICTOR ALEXANDER (Choreographer, Dancer and Teacher) is a native of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He trained at the National Dance School in Havana and was a principal dancer for the National Contemporary Dance Company of Cuba for ten years. He has studied with distinguished teachers such as Donald McKayle, Chuck Davis and Jeffrey Bullock from the United States. Victor has toured and danced throughout Europe, the United States and the Caribbean and has participated in dance festivals such as the American Dance Festival at Duke University, the Holland Dance Festival in Amsterdam and the International Dance Festival in Germany. He was the first prize-winner of the Fourth National Union of Writers and Artists Contest in Cuba in 1992.Victor has danced with Hedwig Dances since 2002 and has also performed with Luna Negra Dance Theater; Concert Dance Inc (CDI); the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as a guest artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2008. He has also danced with the Houston Grand Opera and was nominated for an Emmy Award as a Dancer (2008) with the Ruth Page Foundation’s production of Billy Sunday. In 2009, Victor toured to China with CDI and taught at the Nanjing Normal University. In 2012, Victor was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Individual Artists Grant and became a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist. He has assisted London Choreographer Litza Bizler and has become the Artistic Director of the Contemporary Program at State Street Dance Studio. He was honored by DANCEMagazine as “25 to watch 2013,” and has become the Director of the Ruth Page School of Dance.
This Residency was made possible by Ferguson Funds