ABOUT ALEXIA BUONO, PHD

Alexia is a dancer and scholar from Buffalo, New York. Her professional training in contemporary and modern dance forms led her to the fields of somatics, contact improvisation, and education.
Alexia earned her doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning with a concentration in early childhood education from the University at Buffalo. She currently is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Program in the Department of Dance at Brockport College.
Alexia researches pedagogy, somatic movement literacy, and arts integration in education while implementing arts-based educational research and phenomenological methods. She conducts solo and collaborative research on these topics with scholars from universities throughout the US, Canada, and Norway.
Alexia's research is informed by her professional and personal practices of contact improvisation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis, and mindfulness meditation. She has traveled around the US, Canada, Israel, Greece, and Costa Rica at Contact Imrpov workshops, jams, and festivals. She is the teacher consultant for the Buffalo Contact Improvisation Collective and facilitates somatic workshops for local community members based in her dance training, somatic practices, and educational research.
Alexia is eager to collaborate with dancers/artists, scholars, and communities in projects, festivals, or educational events in the areas of contact improvisation, somatics, education, and educational research. If you are interested in working with or collaborating with Alexia, please do reach out! Her preferred emails are abuono@brockport.edu or lecca0208@gmail.com.

 

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