INSTRUCTOR. 

COLLABORATOR.

ADVOCATE.

Alexis (She/Her) has taught undergraduates, high school students, and professional workshops, and has over a decade of professional work in the acting and movement world, including assisting on Broadway.  She is certified in several movement and acting techniques, and is an enthusiastic advocate for consent and inclusion practices in the performance classroom. 

(for workshops, consultations or CURRICULUM VITAE)

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

Certified in Intimacy Direction with

Intimacy Directors International

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 with IDI has trained in IDI's 5-Pillar methodology specifically for theatre. These distinguished professionals represent the highest standard in intimacy artistry for the screen. The following individuals have extensive movement, sensitivity, and industry training and represent IDI with their professional artistry and integrity."

https://www.teamidi.org/intimacydirectors

FOR WORKSHOP & CLASSES

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Introducing responsible partnering techniques for violent and intimate moments for the classroom and performance while discussing boundaries, physical safety, and best working practices & conditions.

    INTIMACY and COMBAT

  • Explore neutral, larval character in mask in tandem with the dynamic imaginative work of Michael Chekhov.

    MASK & 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.

    VIEWPOINTS

  • 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)

    BATTLES OF THE BARD

  • 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.

    GEEK HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Get an introduction to the background and physical application of some techniques used in Beijing Opera. Indonesian Shadow Puppetry and Japanese Bunraku-style Puppetry.

    ASIAN THEATRE

  • 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. 

    MEETING MEISNER

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    Contact to view Alexis Black's Full CV!

    AND MANY MORE!

Recently served as Lead Movement Teacher for the theatre workshops at the Tennessee Arts Academy, a week-long teacher training conference.

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