Movement Specialist


A Certified Intimacy Director, Fight and Movement Choreographer and theatrical director who teaches Acting, Movement, Combat and more at the University level. 

"From start to finish the play has witty wordplay, fun characters, building tension and jaw-dropping sword fights that come at you lightning pace."

Re: The Three Musketeers 

Alexis has joined the Michigan State University theatre faculty as Assistant Professor of Acting-Movement, teaching Acting, Movement, Stage Combat, and consent practices in rehearsal and performance. She is absolutely thrilled to work with the team at MSU!



Alexis Black holds an MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a certified teacher in the Michael Chekhov Physical Acting Technique. 


A certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors International, with intimacy direction in regional theaters and New York City and stage direction at the professional and university level.


Fight and Movement direction/choreography for over 45 productions in regional theaters, NYC, Europe, & Asia, including assisting on Broadway, including working with unarmed, found objects and multiple weapons.


Professional actor for over 15 years, working in the United States and Europe, including New York City, London, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Virginia


A Certified Intimacy Director (ID) with IDC has trained in the 5-Pillar methodology specifically for theatre and live performance.


These distinguished professionals represent the highest standard in intimacy artistry for the stage. The team has hired individuals with extensive movement, sensitivity, and industry training.

Alexis is proud to be a certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Director’s & Coordinators.

Alexis is an advocate for safety, equity and empathy in workshops, the classroom, rehearsals and performance. 

Master of Fine Arts in

Performance Pedagogy from

Virginia Commonwealth University. 



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