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, administrator and educator based in Boston, MA. Her movement, described by Dance Informa as “grace with power,” is rooted in history, human experience, and the fine line between darkness and humor. Alexandria earned her B.A. in Dance from Winthrop University where her thesis “Valhallveien” represented the university at the American College Dance Festival Southeast in 2014. She also holds her MSc in International Business from Hult International Business School, studying in both Boston, MA and Shanghai, China. As a choreographer, Alexandria’s work has been featured up and down the east coast in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, BOOM Fringe Festival, Dance Complex’s A Drop in the Bucket, NACHMO Boston, and the Charlotte New Music Festival Dance Co-Lab, among others. She also co-produces the annual series ‘CURE8’ alongside collaborator Ashlea Sovetts, which premiered in 2022 in Cambridge, MA. Alexandria’s work has been funded through New England Foundation for the Arts, the South Carolina Arts Commission and Alternate ROOTS. In performance, Alexandria works within The Click, performing in works devised by Kristin Wagner, (Survival Aesthetics) and Lonnie Stanton (Emotive Land) and with the Alive Dance Collective as the Director of Development, performer and choreographer. Her past performance work has been alongside Brian Feigenbaum, Tony Guglietti, THE MARK dance company, Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works, and staibdance. As an educator, Alexandria holds space for intuitive learning and dives deeply into improvisation as a mode of movement understanding. She currently teaches at Creative Steps Dance Studio in Newton, MA and is a recurring guest artist at Dance Theatre of Greenville in South Carolina. Alexandria also holds her 200 RYT which she brings into both the yoga and dance practice spaces as a framework for how she shows up.
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