artistic director

 
 
 

ALEXANDRA AMIROV

artistic director/choreographer

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Alexandra Amirov was born in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, moved to Israel when she was five years old, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eighteen.

While in Israel Alexandra studied ballet, synchronized swimming, lyrical gymnastics and ballroom dancing with the leading Israeli ballroom dance company Tsizapers.

In NYC she joined the renowned Eddie Torres Latin Dance Company, performing with them for six years. Alexandra got her MA in Dance and Education from Hunter College, where she studied ballet, modern and contemporary, improvisation and choreography.

In 2012, Alexandra received the Best Choreography Award from Hunter College for her piece Shiv’ah, and the Director's Choice Award from the Gowanus Arts Center for her piece Black Cuts, Body. In 2013, Alexandra started Amirov Dance Theater. The company’s work has been presented in New York City at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dixon Place, The Green Space, Movement Research, The Gowanus Arts Center, The Sheen Center, The Tank, La MaMa Moves and The Hudson Guild Theater. In Addition to live performance the company also does movement based film works. The company’s dance on camera film, a_SymMetrics, was presented at numerous film festivals in Europe and the US.

In addition to working with her dance company, Alexandra was commissioned to choreograph numerous musical theater productions for the Concordia Conservatory and the award winning feature film Thirsty in 2013. Alexandra teaches dance and choreographic process in NY, NJ, and Long Island. She currently resides in Manhattan, NYC.

 


CV

 

SELECTED AWARDS


2015
Arte Studio Ginestrelle Residancy

2013
CUNY Best Choreography Award

2012
Gowanus Arts Center Directors Choice Award

 

SELECTED FESTIVAL AND VIDEO EXHIBITIONS


2017
Mindscape Film Festival
Triskelion Arts Dance Film Festival


2015
IDACO Italian American Festival
International Arts Festival Florence
Moving Images International Festival Nicosia

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCE PROJECTS


2017
The COOP
Premiere: coming soon…

2017
The Making of a Babushka
Premiere: La MaMa Moves Festival, NYC; 
Wassiac Festival, NY

2017
Air-Ground- Air
Premiere: The Hudson Guild Theater, NYC

2016
Yesterdays
Premiere: Dixon Place Theater, NYC

2015
The Order of Pearls
Premiere: Dixon Place Theater, NYC;
The Sheen Center, NYC

2015
a_SymMetrics
Dance on camera film
Premiere: International Arts Festival, Florence, Italy;
The Sheen Center, NYC;
The Moving Image Festival Nicosia, Cyprus;
Mindscape Film Festival, LA;
Triskelion Arts, NYC;

2014
Curiouser and Curiouser
Reconstruction of Alice in Wonderland, collaboration with writer
Lavinia Roberts and Puppeteer Justin Perkins.
Premiere: Dixon Place Theater, NYC

2014
Dear…
Premiere: Private commission for The Barn, NJ

2014
My Name is
Premiere: HATCH, NYC

2013
Joint Hole
Premiere: La MaMa-The Club, NYC

2013
Shiv’ah
Premiere: The Kay Playhouse, NYC

2012
Black Cuts, Body
Premier: Gowanus Arts Center, Brooklyn NY;
Sukah Arts Center, NJ

 

 

CONTRIBUTING ARTIST PROJECTS


Thirsty (contributing artist)
A Post-Queer Musical Film, Thin Edge Films
Audience Award Best Narrative Feature by WICKEDQEER Boston Film Festival 2017
Audience Award by Harlem international film festival 2016
Official Selection RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Provincetown International Film Festival 2016

 

 

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2018
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Dance Teacher

2017
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Dance Teacher
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Dance Class and
Teacher Training Translator

2016
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Dance Teacher
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Dance Class and
Teacher Training Translator

2015
Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School, Dance Teacher
Hunter College Dance Department, Tech I guest
choreographer

2014
Wingspan Arts, Teaching Artist
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Dance Class
Translator

2010-2013
2 Mambo, Co- Director; Dance Teacher

2010-2012
Dance Central New York Inc., Dance Teacher

2006-2012
Eddie Torres Latin Dance Company, Performer

2005-2010
Dance Academy, Dance Teacher

1996-2002
Tsizapers Ballroom, Performer and Competitor