Playing up her southern accent to get out of parking tickets, Alexandria/Alex/Allie Nunweiler moved to Boston to escape the heat of South Carolina and, of course, the conservatives. She is a dance maker, educator, and performer with the philosophy of “life is practice,” which she tends to cite as she makes a mistake. Overall, Alexandria’s sailor mouth is what gets her in trouble more often than not along with her inability to sit still.
Alexandria Nunweiler is a contemporary choreographer, performer, scholar and educator based in the greater Boston area. She grew up dancing under the direction of her mother at the Dance Theatre of Greenville (DTG) in South Carolina. Her work has been described by Dance Informa Magazine as “grace with power,” a phrase she incorporates into all her work. As a movement artist, Alexandria is most inspired by people, their stories and lives lived. Currently, as a collaborator with Ashlea Sovetts, she is working on the project 10 Recalling-20, which is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission and will premiere at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this fall. As a scholar, Alexandria has presented the creative process alongside her collaborator of 10 Recalling-20 as a workshop entitled 'From Interviews to Dancemaking' at the World Dance Alliance Americas conference. As a choreographer, Alexandria’s work has been performed at the American College Dance Association Festival Southeast, Furman University’s Spring Dance Showcase, zFestival and Ladyfest CLT among others. As a performer, she has worked with Martha Connerton's Kinetic Works, THE MARK dance company, Triptych Collective, Kelley Donovan, Brian Feigenbaum, Tony Guglietti, and staibdance in Sorrento, Italy. As an educator, Alexandria is a teaching artist at Creative Steps Dance Studio in Newton, MA. She holds her BA in Dance from Winthrop University and her MSc in International Business from Hult International Business School along with her 200-hr RYT.
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