Dance Department Co-Chair & Choreography
Alexa Kershner holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase where she studied composition under Kazuko Hirabayashi and Tarin Chaplin. She became a founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts in her Junior year at Purchase and worked closely with Shen Wei in creating Near the Terrace Part 2, Behind Resonance, Rite of Spring, Connect Transfer, and Map. She moved back to Los Angeles becoming a founding member of BodyTraffic and a freelance artist with Strange and Elegant/String Theory Productions. She is in her seventh year teaching dance composition and improvisation at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and currently works with TheatreWorkers Project creating performance pieces for the formerly incarcerated.