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Alex Swader

Season 5 Choreographer

Alexsander Swader is from Birmingham, Alabama where he grew up training at the Royal Academy of Dance accredited Alabama Ballet School. While attending intensives like Hubbard Street Winter Intensive and Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, they also performed various professional roles with the Alabama Ballet Company. He received a BFA in Dance in 2021 on scholarship from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and performed guest works by artists like Shamel Pitts and Rena Butler. He joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2022 as a guest artist for their Season 45: Sapphire Season and YYDC in 2023 for multiple projects like the world premiere of Nowhere at Chelsea Factory. They continue to work with Yue Yin rehearsing for performances of Ripple and Through the Fracture of Light at APAP and Nowhere at the Schrittmacher Festival in Germany in 2024.

In between rehearsing and performing with YYDC Alexsander also enjoys a successful freelance career in NYC consisting of experiences like performing in the Wiederhoeft NYFW SS 2024 Fashion Show at LaMama Theater, being a filmmaker/choreographer at Films That Move film festival in Virginia, and teaching at/with esteemed institutions like Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alabama Ballet School, Peridance Center and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department.

Photo by Frank Ishman

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