Alexandra Barbier is an artist, educator, and performance maker whose teaching and choreographic practices are whimsical, humorous, and playful while also inspiring critical thought and cultural/societal commentary and inquiry. She has been on faculty for the Joffrey Ballet School Ballet and Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Programs and New Jersey City University, has guest taught and held residencies in several higher education dance programs throughout the country (including DeSales University, Davidson College, and University of Georgia Athens), and has held the Raymond C. Morales Post-MFA Fellowship in University of Utah’s School of Dance. She has recently accepted a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois. Alexandra holds a B.A. in French with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, and an M.F.A. in Modern Dance.