Alex Spitzer is a choreographer and dancer from Atlanta, Georgia. Currently he dances with Beacon Dance since 2014 and he is Secretary on their Board of Directors. He is also on the President’s Advisory Committee for National Dance Society. He was Artistic Director of the Spitzer Dance Company from 1992-2014. He has been recognized nationally and internationally. Presenting full evening concerts, lecture demonstrations, and workshops for schools and the public, Alex, through SDC, has toured to Los Angeles, Boston, Orlando, Cleveland, and Knoxville. In Los Angeles and Boston he performed in two International Dance Festivals. In Orlando he choreographed and danced a solo in the Opening Ceremony of the Federation Internationale De Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup 2017. Alex has danced with Infinity Dance Theater in New York City and Duende Dance Theater in Atlanta.
Alex, who received his B.A. degree in Dance from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, holds the distinction of being the first Dancer in a wheelchair to receive a four year degree in Dance in not only the U.S. but in the world. “His view of himself as purely a Dancer rather than as a ‘wheelchair dancer or disabled dancer’ makes him unique in the dance world. The strength of that view combined with the artistry of his choreography and his dance create a powerful manifestation the truth of this belief.” He studied dance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, too and while there his work was presented in the American College Dance Festival Gala Concert in San Marcos, Texas. Alex has studied in modern, ballet, jazz, and integrated dance techniques.