Alexandra Blackbird is a dancer,dance teacher,choreographer and administrator now located in Rhode Island USA
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Alexandra Blackbird
alexandra@blackbird2002.com


PERSONAL ARTISTIC MISSION: In Sharing my Joy and Passion through Teaching, Learning and Performing, I am: (A.) Making a Life of Arts (B.) Bridging Cultural Gaps and (C.) Furthering Cultural Evolution through the Arts.

BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH HONORS IN DANCE 1996-1992 Smith College Northampton, MA
200 pg.Thesis:Blue O'Clock; Looking at Gender and Ethnicity through the Evolution of Jazz Dance and Music

ARTS ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE:
2003-2002 Studio Encore Dance & Gymnastics Centre- Studio Office Assistant- Lloydminster, AB Concert Programs, Costume Orders, Dance Festival Entrees, Meetings, Newsletters, Rehearsal Schedules, Parent/Student Liaison
2002-2000 Fusion Dance Studios & Theatre Space- Co-Owner/ Executive Director/ Seattle, WA Studio, Office and Theatre Manager/ Independent Rentals Contractor
2002-1996 Fusion Dance Company- Co-Owner/ Executive Director/ Booking Agent/ Seattle, WA Personnel Manager/ Public Relations Representative

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS:
Choreographer/Performer
2003 Mayor's Annual Conference- Tropical Inn- HipHop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap Lloydminster, AB
2003 MS Benefit Walk- Gymnasium Show- HipHop, Jazz, Lyrical, Salsa Lloydminster, AB
2003 Studio Encore Productions- Spring Festival Theatre Showcase- Lloydminster, AB
African, Ballet, Brazilian, Capoeira, HipHop, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Old School, Prop Dances, Street, Tap 2003-2002 Stingray Synchronized Swim Team- Competition Choreography Lloydminster, AB
2003 Studio Encore Competitive Gymnastics Team- Choreographic Consultant Lloydminster, AB
2002 Girlbound Productions- Club Parties- HipHop, House, Old School, Street Seattle, WA
2002-1996 Fusion Dance Company- wide range of monthly venues AK, OR, WA
African, Ballet, Ballroom, Brazilian, Capoeira, Flamenco, Fusion Modern, Gymnastic Dance, Haitian, HipHop, House, Jazz, Latin, Middle Eastern, Old School, Stomp, Street, Swing, Tap, Vocals
2000-1999 Bakra Bata Steel Drums, Masquerade & Percussion- U.S.A.
Touring Street Festivals- African, Brazilian, Capoeira, Fusion Modern, Haitian, HipHop, House, Improv., Jazz, Lyrical, Percussion, Stomp, Street, Vocals
1996 Make A Wish Foundation Christmas Special- Televised- HipHop Soloist SeaTac Airport, WA
1996 Ewajo Dance Celebration with former Alvin Ailey members- Seattle, WA Theatre Concert- African Improv., Fusion Modern, HipHop, House, Jazz
1996-1992 Celebrations Dance Company- Theatres- Jazz, Lyrical, Modern- Northampton, MA
1996-1992 Student & Faculty Dance Concerts- Theatres- African, Ballet, Five Colleges, MA
Contact Improv., Cuban, HipHop, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Tap
1996-1995 The Grotto Night Club- Theme Nights- Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Northampton, MA
Old School, Performance Art, Street
1996-1995 The Metro Night Club- Theme Nights- Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Northampton, MA
Old School, Performance Art, Street
1995-1993 The North Star Night Club- Theme Nights- Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Northampton, MA
Old School, Performance Art, Street
Musician
1996-1993 Greenly Spirit- Female Band- Gigs- Arrangements, Percussion and Vocals Northampton, MA
Dancer
1992-1991 American Festival Ballet Junior Company- Theatres/ Churches- Ballet Boise, ID
1986-1982 Dance Dimensions Kids Ensemble- College Half-Time Shows- Jazz Boise, ID
Model
1996-1992 Chameleon's Hair Salon- Hair Conventions and Fashion Shows- Northampton, MA
Hair, Print and Runway Fashion Model
1991-1987 Blanche Evans Modeling Agency- wide range of monthly venues- Boise, ID
Hair and Runway Fashion Model

Dance Instructor
2003-2002 Studio Encore Dance & Gymnastics Centre- ages 4 to adult- beg. to adv: Lloydminster, AB
African, Ballet, Breaking, Brazilian, Capoeira, Creative Movement, Funk, Gymnastic Dance, HipHop, House, Improv, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Old School, Stomp, Street, Stretch/Conditioning, Stunts, Swing, Tap
2002-2000 Fusion Dance Studios- ages 2 to adult- beg. to adv: African, Ballet, Seattle, WA
Creative Movement, Fusion Modern, HipHop, House, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Old School, Stretch/Conditioning, Street, Tap
2002-1996 Fusion Dance Company Touring Master Workshops- all ages/levels AK, OR, WA
African, Ballet, Capoeira, Creative Movement, Funk, Fusion Modern, Haitian, HipHop, House, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Stomp, Street, Swing, Tap
2001-1999 DanceTime Studio- ages 7 to adult- beg. to adv: African, HipHop, Jazz, Lyrical Kirkland, WA
2001-1999 Rainier Dance Center- ages 3 to 17- beg. to adv: African, Ballet, Breaking, Seattle, WA
Funk, HipHop, House, Jazz, Old School, Street, Tap, Tumbling
2000 American Dance Institute- ages 5 to adult- beg/int: Ballet, HipHop, Jazz Seattle, WA
2000-1999 Boys & Girls Club- ages 7 to 13- beg: Ballet, HipHop, Jazz Redmond, WA
2000-1999 Emily's Dance Studio- ages 7 to adult- beg to adv: African, HipHop, Jazz Bellevue, WA
2000-1999 Olympic Athletic Club- adult- beg/int: Afro-Modern, HipHop Seattle, WA
2000-1999 The Vault Athletic Club- adult- beg/int: HipHop, House, Old School Seattle, WA
2000-1997 Dance On Capitol Hill- ages 4 to adult- beg. to adv: Ballet, HipHop, Jazz, Tap Seattle, WA
2000-1997 Washington Athletic Club- ages 3 to adult- beg/int: Ballet, Ballroom Privates, Seattle, WA
Creative Movement, HipHop, Jazz, Tap
1998-1997 Velocity Dance Studio- adult- beg/int: Afro-Haitian Jazz Seattle, WA
1997-1996 Ewajo Dance Center-ages 5 to adult: beg. to int: Seattle, WA
Creative Movement, HipHop, Jazz, Tumbling
1993-1992 American Dance Academy- college/adult- beg to adv: Modern Jazz Northampton, MA
1992-1991 American Festival Ballet- ages 3 to adult- beg/int: Creative Movement, Jazz Boise, ID
Substitute Dance Instructor
2002-1996 Dance Studios/ Community Centers/ Athletic Clubs- all ages/ levels/ styles WA
Tech Crew
2003-2002 Studio Encore Productions: Sound Operator/ Stage Manager/ Lloydminster/Edmonton, AB
Lighting Design/ Stage Hand
2002-1996 Fusion Dance Company: Assistant Stage Manager/ AK, OR, WA
Assisant Lighting Designer/ Stage Hand
2002-2001 Cirque de Broadway Street Festival: Stage Manager Seattle, WA
1996-1992 Smith College Theatre Dept: Lighting Crew/ Stage Manager/ Northampton, MA
Assistant Stage Manager/ Stage Hand

ARTS & ATHLETIC EDUCATION:
2003 The Edge Performing Arts Center- HipHop Hollywood, CA
2003 Harbour Dance Center- HipHop Vancouver, B.C.
2003 Street Groove HipHop Convention- Breaking, HipHop, House, Edmonton, AB
Old School, Street
2002 Westlake Dance Center- HipHop Seattle, WA
2002 Tony Banks of L.A. Breakers Workshops- Breaking, HipHop, Seattle, WA
Old School, Popping & Locking, Top Rocking
2002 Rosero & Jamal Workshops- HipHop Choreography from Usher Seattle, WA
and Jenne Videos
2002-2000 Fusion Dance Studios- African, Ballet, Breaking, Capoeira, Seattle, WA
Flamenco, Funk, Fusion Modern, Haitian, HipHop, House, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Old School, Stomp, Street, Swing, Tap, Yoga
2001 Bill Evans Workshops- Int/Adv. Tap Seattle, WA
2001 Chazz Young Workshops- Int./Adv. Tap Seattle, WA
2000-1996 Dance On Capitol Hill- African, Ballet, Fusion Modern, HipHop, Jazz, Tap Seattle, WA
1997-1996 Cornish College of the Arts- Afro-Modern, Ballroom and Tap Privates Seattle, WA
1997-1996 Ewajo Dance Center- African, Ballet Soul, Haitian, HipHop, House, Seattle, WA
Jazz, Lyrical, Old School
1997-1996 Velocity Dance Studio- Afro-Haitian Jazz Seattle, WA
1996 Spectrum Dance Studio- Ballet, Jazz Seattle, WA
1996-1992 Five-College Dance Department- Amherst/ Hampshire/ Mt. Holyoke/ Northampton, MA
Academic Dance Courses, African, Ballet, Choreography, Contact Improv, Cuban, Jazz, Latin, Lyrical, Modern, Partnering, Performance Art, Tai Chi, Tap Privates, Theatre Dance, Yoga
1992-1985 American Festival Ballet- Ballet, Jazz Boise, ID
1992-1988 Centennial High School Theatre Dept.- Contemporary and Classical Meridian, ID
Theatre, Improv, Musicals
1992-1988 Idaho Shakespeare Summer Festivals- Classical Theatre, Improv. Boise, ID
1992-1991 Centennial High School Music Dept.- Improv., Jazz Choir, Meridian, ID
Scatting, Solo Vocals
1991-1988 National Cheerleaders Association Camps- Cheer, Crowd Control, Boise, ID
Dance, Fundraising, Pep Rally Games, Partnering, Stunts
1990-1986 Blanche Evans School of Modeling- Ballroom Dancing, Commercials Boise, ID
& Film, Make-Up, Runway, Photography & Print, Social Etiquette
1988 Boise City Swimmers- Competitive Swimming Boise, ID
1988-1986 Lowell Scott Gymnastics- Competitive Gymnastics Meridian, ID
1986-1982 Dance Dimensions- Ballet, Jazz Boise, ID
1982-1980 Boise Academy of Gymnastics- Pre-Competitive Gymnastics Boise, ID

AWARDS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
2003 Dream Team Dance Competition: Edmonton, AB
Choreography Awards in Ballet, HipHop, Jazz, and Tap High Gold Award for Open Advanced Lyrical Solo
2003 Dance 2 The Max Competition- Edmonton, AB
Dance Max (Highest) Award and $30 Scholarship for Open Advanced Lyrical Solo
2003 Dance Extreme Competition: Edmonton, AB
Choreography Awards in African, HipHop, Lyrical and Tap High Gold, Outstanding Award and $100 Scholarship for Open Advanced Lyrical Solo
2002-2001 Who's Who in Executives and Professionals- Spring and Summer Editions- Published in U.S
2002-2001 Cirque de Broadway Street Festival- Partner and Dance Stage Coordinator Seattle, WA
2002-2001 Arts Orbit- Capitol Hill Arts Businesses Cooperative: Board of Directors Seattle, WA
1996-1992 Smith College- Academic Scholarship: $12,000 per year Northampton, MA
1992 Idaho Jazz Choir Competition- Soloist Moscow, ID
1991 Southern Idaho District Thespian Competition- Finalist for Monologue Pocatello, ID
1990-1989 Who's Who Among American High School Students- Published in U.S.
1990 Idaho State Thespian Competition- Finalist/ Co-Writer for Original Scene Boise, ID
1990 Southern Idaho District Thespian Competition- Finalist/ Co-Writer Pocatello, ID
for Original Scene
1989-1988 Idaho Model Search- 1st Runner-Up in the Petite Division Boise, ID
1988 Boise City Swim Meets- Multiple Events and Awards Boise, ID
1987 Southern Idaho Gymnastics Competitions- Multiple Events and Awards Meridian, ID

OTHER SKILLS: French, English and some Sign Language. Visual Artist. Computer Literacy in most programs including,
but not limited to: Adobe, Databases, Graphics, Internet, Microsoft, Quickbooks and many obscure programs.
IT experience. People person. Customer service experience. Mother of two (1998 & 2001.)

References Available Upon Request