Alex Escalante

Alex Escalante is a New York based choreographer/performer. His work employs various mediums including dance, theater, film and live music. Escalante’s works delve into current socio-political issues, creating a performance space in which viewers are invited to examine and reflect upon their own beliefs. Born in Los Angeles, Escalante received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. In 1999 he moved to New York City and has subsequently performed and toured with Donna Uchizono Company, Jennifer Monson/Birdbrain, Doug Varone, Doug Elkins, David Neumann, Gerald Casel and the Metropolitan Opera. This fall, he will be performing at MoMA-PS1 in Xavier Le Roy's exhibit “Retrospective”. Escalante’s choreography has been presented in the US at venues such as The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, La MaMa E.T.C., Dixon Place, DUO Theater, Here Arts Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Roulette, Joe’s Pub and Abrons Arts Center. Internationally his work has been presented at Teatro El Milagro (Mexico City, Mexico), Barroquísimo-Performatica (Puebla, Mexico) and at Tanec Praha (Prague, Czech Republic). Escalante was a 2007-2008 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence and an Artist-In-Residence at Abrons Arts Center in 2011-2012. His 2008 evening length work Clandestino was selected by TONY as a Best of 2008 performance. Escalante has collaborated with theater company Division 13 Productions, creating choreography for their productions of Samuel Beckett’s Cascando and Eugene Ionesco’s Journeys among the Dead. Escalante also works as a freelance photographer and is a teaching artist in the NYC public schools working with underserved youth.