Alex currently resides in her hometown of Saskatoon, SK, where she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her BFA in Acting in 2011. She grew up Ukrainian folk dancing and has strong roots connecting her to the stories of her heritage, and thus sparked her love of physical storytelling and creation. She's a performer, dancer, and choreographer for independent and professional productions, and has treaded into the waters of playwriting and directing.
Since obtaining her BFA, Alex further honed her craft by completing the Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory Training program in 2012, and the One Yellow Rabbit Devised Theatre Intensive in 2014. She's taught theatre and creation classes to children and young adults at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, and has brought shows and dance workshops to children in community schools all across the province of Saskatchewan.
Though her BFA is in acting, Alex has found many passions within the realm of theatre and performance. She's been Assistant Director to Director/Chroeographer Stephanie Graham at the Globe Theatre for two productions (All Shook Up and The Little Mermaid), and has done movement and dance choreography for theatre companies in Saskatchewan such as Persephone Theatre, Station Arts Theatre, and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. This past summer, Alex collaborated with Thigh High Theatre to bring an exciting new creation to the 2017 Saskatoon Fringe Festival, The Sisters Fox (check it out under the "Works" section).
Alex has some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks!
September 18th--> 'Antigone: Then and Now, Here and There" An hour of performance, reflection, and round-table discussion, exploring the exciting intersections of language, story and culture. The culmination of a devising process led by Curtis Peeteetuce. All are welcome. Free Admission. UofS Campus, John Mitchell Building.
September 23rd --> Alex will be presenting a new, short devised piece with Danielle Roy for Free Flow Dance Centre's Works In Progress Series called "Among Us". It's about aliens. Show starts at 7:30pm and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Have a look at the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/116714358974891/
October 13th, 14th, and 15th--> Hardly Art presents the Shortcuts short play festival. Alex is directing Andy McNab's 10-minute physical play, One Day We're Going To Soar. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Get your tickets early at www.ontheboards.ca
As a person with the creative spirit, Alex is obsessed with possibility and is always looking for the next story to tell, and all the different ways in which to tell it. She lives for the thrill of turning a thought or abstract idea into something real, tangible, and effectual. She's a people person, an extreme empath, an HSP, and is always into examining human behaviour and the invisible forces that make us the way we are.
She's an avid foodie, wanderlust, karaoke enthusiast and yogi.