Alexandra Elliott - Biography
After performing her own work in New York Alexandra Elliott and Hurricane Sandy came face to face. Physically demanding and emotionally charged, her work made it back to her hometown of Winnipeg and beyond. As a contemporary dancer and choreographer it is Alex’s highest intention to leave you transformed. With over ten original works under her belt, her dances have been produced in New York, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax, and Winnipeg. Alex thanks Tedd Robinson for his ecstasy charged commission Logarian Rhapsody. She remains humble with a commitment to learn from her seniors and peers. She has studied choreography with award-winning choreographers Tedd Robinson (QC), Susie Burpee (ON), Marie-Josée Chartier (QC), and Susan Rethorst (NY). Fresh after graduating with a BA Honours Degree from the University of Winnipeg and The School of Contemporary Dancers, Alex was a company dancer with the unforgettable Ruth Cansfield Dance. Four years later she joined the Young Lungs Dance Exchange to pursue choreography. After seven years of constant support from this organization she has taken an important step and is now the Artistic Director of Alexandra Elliott Dance. She has had the unique opportunity to self-present her own productions and will continue to do so with the supportive community she lives in. She is the co-founder of Art Holm, a semi-annual performance series that showcases artists of different disciplines. Alex shares the role of curator and producer with fellow artist Hilary Anne Crist.