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Alex Springer

BFA

Alex & ‘Xan’ began dancemaking together in 2006 when they premiered Tied, their 1st evening-length production at the McIntosh Theatre in Ann Arbor. In 2007, Xan graduated with degrees in Dance and English and Alex with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Movement Science. Since then, they have cultivated a choreographic voice that has been featured in MI and NYC. Their solo Loading was chosen for Dynamic Dancing in Ypsilanti, MI, and they presented pieces from Tied at Arts Collage 2007 in Glen Arbor, MI. In April 2009, they converted a studio in a warehouse in Detroit into a performance space and produced/choreographed Beginnings, Endings, + Other Events. Since moving to NY, they have shown work in WAXworks, the Solar One Solar Powered Dance Series, the Williamsburg FreeFest at Triskelion Arts, the Under Exposed Series at Dixon Place, and the BAX Upstart Festival. They also make video dance shorts for YouTube in their spare time. Their video Lunch was featured in the Food Festival at BETA Spaces in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Alex, originally from Farmington Hills, MI, currently dances for Doug Varone and Dancers and is the booking agent for Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects. Xan, a Youngstown, OH native, is the production director of WAXworks, the front office administrator at Dance New Amsterdam, and has the pleasure of working with choreographers and companies Nancy Bannon, Daniel Charon, DOORKNOB Company, Shannon Gillen, and Shannon Hummel/CORA Dance, among others. Together they have performed for ChavasseDance&Performance in NY and Ann Arbor. They have toured nationally and internatonally with the Leopold Group of Chicago and Umbigada Dance of Ann Arbor.

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