Alex Spitzer

Choreographer and Dancer from Atlanta

Bio

Choreographer and Dancer from Atlanta

Alex Spitzer is a choreographer and dancer from Atlanta, Georgia. Currently he dances with Beacon Dance since 2014 and he is on their Board of Directors. 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.

Education

Where I studied!

Collin County Community College

Major - Dance
1990 - 1994

Southern Methodist University

Major - Performing Arts with specialization in Dance
1994 - 1995

Texas Woman's University

Bachelor of Arts - Dance
1995 - 1999

Reviews

Hear from the Critics

- and about as powerful and evocative as anything you'll ever see on the dance stage
Margaret Putnam
Dallas Morning News
He brilliantly used limited body movement and expert articulation of the motorized chair in a transcendent achievement worthy of any dancer.
Harold Duckett
The Knoxville News – Sentinal
The audience's favorite piece was "Firedance,"...discovered an array of amazing acrobatic interactions.
Lisa Jo Sagolla
Back Stage – New York City
Lonely Road, the 35-minute "epic tale" of "a world famous entertainer" gave Mr. Spitzer an opportunity to rage, withdraw, play and struggle.
Margaret Putnam
Dallas Morning News
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