Alexander Davis

Umbrella Art Center Artcubator Residency

December 2018 to February 2019


Alexander Davis is a graduate of Keene State College where he received a BA in English: Writing, and a BA in Theatre and Dance: Choreography and Performance.  Alex has worked, performed and presented with organizations across Boston including Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Children's Chorus, World Music/CRASHarts and Improv Asylum/Laugh Boston. Alex is currently a company member with Urbanity Dance, where he is also the director of the their Summer Choreographer Intensive Program. As a choreographer and fiber artist Alex has received grant and residency support from The Studios at Mass MoCA, The Boston Foundation, Urbanity Dance, and The Theatre Offensive. Alex has performed works by Doug Varone, Carl Flink, Andy Noble, Monica Bill Barnes, Larry Keigwin, Rebecca Stenn, Lorraine Chapman, and is currently a guest artist with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. Alex and collaborator Joy Davis (The Davis Sisters) named 2018 Schoenberg (Boston) Fellowship Residency at The Yard where they developed a new evening length work entitled "Junk Drawer." Most recently, Alex assisted choreographer Monica Bill Barnes on Writer/Director Greta Gerwig's new adaptation of Louis May Alcott's Little Women, in which he was also a Principle Dancer. The film is set for release in Winter 2019. Alex is a passionate arts administrator, a published memoirist, a college professor, an exhibited fiber artist, a sexual consent educator, and an okay comedian. Alex is currently knitting a wedding dress.

Artist Statement

I believe that dance, comedy, and fibers are all connected through their unifying power to create empathetic and dramatic responses from diverse audiences. Drawing from pop culture and the pedestrian I engage in performances that display the innate theatricality of everyday life. I show the universality of the human experience. I make performance that connects people to other people, the past to the present, and memories to dreams through the illumination of underrepresented queer narratives. I reveal Imperfections along a lifelong journey to discover the Perfect.