Photo by Todd Collins
Alexandra Barbier is an artist, educator, and performance maker whose practices emerge from dance, performance art, Blackness, and queerness. She promotes whimsy, humor, and playfulness while also inspiring critical thought and cultural/societal commentary and inquiry. Alexandra’s works have been presented through Of Moving Colors Contemporary Dance Company, the University of Utah, Deseret Experimental Opera, Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival, Great Salt Lake Fringe Fest, and Queer Spectra Arts Festival. She has been on faculty for the Joffrey Ballet and Jazz + Contemporary trainee programs and the Joffrey South summer intensive, has guest taught and led residencies in several university dance programs throughout the country (including DeSales University, Davidson College, and University of Georgia Athens), and has held the Raymond C. Morales Post-MFA Fellowship in the University of Utah’s School of Dance. She recently accepted a position as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the University of Illinois Department of Dance. Alexandra holds a B.A. in French with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, and an M.F.A. in Modern Dance.
Ideas in Motion: Community Commissioning Residency (2022)