from the perspective of a movement specialist

DIRECTION

FIGHT AND MOVEMENT

Often brought into projects that have long sections of heightened physical action, 
including violence, intimacy (see Intimacy Page), period style work and physical characterization, Alexis Black directs these scenes with an emphasis on physical storytelling and responsible partnering, fitting the scene seamlessly into the production as a whole. 

ON BROADWAY

REGIONAL / UNIVERSITY

2019

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Tour and at HVSF Center's JULIUS CEASAR

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"With a set by Sarah Pearline that looks very much like the original Globe Theatre, and beautifully ornate costumes in layers of leather, lace, and velvet by T. Stacy Hicks, as well as exciting fight scenes with choreography from Alexis Black, it hits many of the right period notes..."

 

                                          - Revue West Michigan's Arts & Entertainment Guide 

2019

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's 

production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

2019

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre production of Elephant and Piggie's WE ARE IN A PLAY

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Birmingham Children's Theatre's

production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS

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2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company, D.C.'s production of ROMEO & JULIET FREE FOR ALL

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"Truly every technical aspect of this production--among them, the gorgeously crafted sets, Isabella Byrd and Hared Mezzochi's ingeniously clever lighting and projection design, and the complexity of the flying and fighting choreography (Katie Spelman, Paul Rubin and David Leong [Assistant Alexis Black]) -- is top notch and on par with any Broadway performance."

2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company DC's production of

PETER PAN and WENDY

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"PETER PAN and WENDY is so awe inspiring in no small part thanks to the expansive

creative team. More than 65 people, from animal trainers, designers, animators, and musicians worked in tandem to bring this show to life."

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2019

Michigan State University's

MEN ON BOATS

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2019

Michigan State University THROUGH THE STORM

a female + empowerment piece

University of Evansville's   production of

SPRING AWAKENING

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2018
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FIGHT Direction

Ohio Northern University's

production of 

ROMEO & JULIET

Adams State University's   production of

she kills

monsters

2017
ASSOCIATE
Direction

Virginia Commonwealth University 

( TheaterVCU ) 

production of

A TIME TO KILL

Virginia Commonwealth University  TheaterVCU  production of

A TIME TO KILL

"You know you've choreographed an awesome fight scene when the front row audience members are leaning back... congratulations, Alexis Black."

 

                                       - Sarah Lockwood, Richmond Family Magazine

2017
MOVEMENT
Direction

THE MASKED MUSKETEER

at the Seoul Foreign School, SEOUL, KOREA

THE MASKED MUSKETEER

at the Seoul Foreign School

 SEOUL, KOREA

2018

Alexis assisted on choreography for Hamlet at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., working with unarmed and fencing techniques