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Alexia grew up and studied on the lands of the Haudenosaunee people, now colonized as Buffalo, NY. Her professional training in contemporary and modern dance forms led her to the fields of somatics, contact improvisation, education, and transformative justice. Since 2008, she’s taught across the fields of dance, early childhood, higher, and teacher and community education.

At the University at Buffalo, SUNY, Alexia earned her doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning and an Interdisciplinary Masters in Humanities with concentrations in Dance and Psychology. She also holds a certificate in Embodied Social Justice and is a member of the Latinx Dance Educators Alliance.

Alexia conducts arts-based, phenomenological qualitative research 

that focuses on liberatory and anti-oppressive pedagogies and curriculum design in dance/somatic-, teacher-, and early childhood education. She conducts solo and collaborative research on these topics with scholars from universities throughout the US.

Alexia is trained in a variety of dance and somatic forms (including modern, jazz, ballet, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Movement Analysis, Authentic Movement, and contact improvisation) and approaches to choreography and performance (including site-specific collaborations, installation based and multimedia, improvisation, chance choreography, concert dance, and arts-based research). She has performed in and created site specific and community-oriented work with Jen Leung Johnson (Salisbury, MD), Jungwoong Kim (Philadelphia, PA), SUNY Brockport (Brockport, NY), Joanna Mendl Shaw’s Equus Projects (NYC), Torn Space Theatre (Buffalo, NY), Anne Burnidge Dance (Buffalo, NY), and ArtPark (Lewiston, NY).

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