(for workshops, consultations or CURRICULUM VITAE)
Alexis (She/Her) has over a decade of professional work in the acting and movement world, and is certified in several movement and acting techniques. She is an enthusiastic advocate for consent and inclusion practices in the performance classroom, and author to SUPPORTING STAGED INTIMACY through Routledge Publishers.
Certified in Intimacy Direction with
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators
Alexis is certified to teach workshops for actors in Intimacy and consent work, as well as a trained movement specialist for the safe and dynamic choreography of physical storytelling that includes intimacy.
"A Certified Intimacy Director (ID) with IDC has trained in our methodology specifically for theatre and live performance. These distinguished professionals represent the highest standard in intimacy artistry for the stage."
Supporting Staged Intimacy: A Practical Guide for Theatre Creatives, Managers, and Crew examines the relationship between staged intimacy, intimacy direction, and those supporting the process during pre-production, rehearsal, and performance.
This book will help backstage and offstage theatre artists recognize the problematic approaches and culture that led to the emerging field of intimacy direction, provide tools and recommended practices for supporting the creation and maintaining of staged intimacy, and empower readers with the necessary skills to prompt change. By providing modern techniques, essential workplace protocols, and achievable action items, this book will transform the way theatre designers, managers, crew, and other creative team members engage with theatrical consent.
Supporting Staged Intimacy is written for every pre-professional and professional artist working behind the scenes who wishes to better support consensual workplaces, physically intimate stories, and the individuals telling those stories.
Alexis is on Michigan State University theatre faculty as Assistant Professor of Acting-Movement, teaching Acting, Movement, Stage Combat, and more, working with undergrads and graduate students. She is absolutely thrilled to work with the team at MSU!
See an example of her recent innovative MSU movement work and teaching
during COVID in this article and video.
FOR WORKSHOP & CLASSES
INTIMACY and COMBAT
Introducing responsible partnering techniques for violent and intimate moments for the classroom and performance while discussing boundaries, physical safety, and best working practices & conditions.
MASK & MICHAEL CHEKHOV
Explore neutral, larval character in mask in tandem with the dynamic imaginative work of Michael Chekhov.
Explore Time & Space and their powers in your body, through the Nine Viewpoints coined by Anne Bogart and SITI Company. Discover your untapped superpowers as a physically expressive and inventive improviser and create exciting blocking and character choices.
BATTLES OF THE BARD
Fight your way through the climaxes of Shakespeare's greatest fight scenes, combining the power of the sword with the power of the pen. (Shakespeare Scene Study with Stage Combat)
GEEK HEALTH & FITNESS
Take your endurance, flexibility and strength to the next level as an actor while simultaneously learning multiple armed and unarmed stage combat skills. Includes study of the anatomy behind your new-found warrior skills. Warning: Class may involve laughter and light sabers.
Get an introduction to the background and physical application of some techniques used in Beijing Opera. Indonesian Shadow Puppetry and Japanese Bunraku-style Puppetry.
Bring yourself more fully to the work through concentration, connection and embracing your truth. Well beyond his famous "Repetition" exercises, this class will revolutionize your approach to being present and active in rehearsal and performance.
Recently served as Lead Movement Teacher for the theatre workshops at the Tennessee Arts Academy, a week-long teacher training conference.