Shakespeare Lightning Round: Alexandra Beller

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 5:30 pm
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Alexandra Beller, choreographer for Folger Theatre's upcoming A Midsummer Night's Dreamjoins us on a new episode.
 
 
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Alexandra Beller has been choreographer for Sense and Sensibility (Sheen Center, Judson Gym, Folger Shakespeare Library, American Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage), (Helen Hayes Award, Lortel Nomination, IRNE Best Choreography). She choreographed the Off Broadway musical, The Mad Ones (59E59), Bedlam’s Peter Pan (Duke Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), 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) (HERE), and others.  Current projects include Antonio’s Song by Dael Orlandersmith/Antonio Suarez (CATF, Milwaukee Rep), Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) (La MaMa and touring), and Directing and Choreographing Make Thick my Blood, a two-person adaptation of Macbeth opening Off-Broadway in July 2022.
 
Her international performance career includes 7 years with the Bill. T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, projects with Martha Clarke, John Turturro, and others. Alexandra Beller/Dances formed in 2001, and she has created over 40 original Dance Theatre works, for her own and other companies. Her choreography has been presented at theatres throughout the US and in Korea, Hong Kong, Oslo, Cyprus, St. Petersburg, and Poland.
 
Beller holds a BFA/Dance, MFA/Dance and CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals.  She is on faculty at Princeton University, Rutgers University, and The Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies, and guest teaches nationally and internationally. She also has a private Somatic Therapy practice and provides multiple forms of private mentorship. She has consulted with numerous institutions about curriculum planning, syllabus development, and pedagogy including the 92nd St Y, LIMS, and Dancio.com. Learn more at alexandrabellerdances.org.