About Alexandra Wells

 

Alexandra Wells is the Senior Director of Training and Company Advisor for Gibney, Founder and Artistic Director of Springboard Danse Montréal and the Creator of IMAGE TECH for dancers. From 2017 – 2020 served as the Director of Artist Training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Under her direction, Hubbard Street Professional Program (HS Pro) responded to the needs of dancers entering the current job market. By curating relevant methodologies, techniques, and mentors, HS Pro connected emerging artists to leaders in the field who empowered them to become advocates within an evolving landscape.

Alexandra is a mentor to many emerging and established artists in the field. Additionally, she serves on the Artistic Advisory Council for MOVE|NYC|, and is the Artist Curator and an Honorary Board Member of The Legacy Project – celebrating the work of the iconic Canadian artist and choreographer Margie Gillis.

Alexandra was a full-time faculty member and rehearsal director at The Juilliard School for 18 years. She was also the Concept & Artistic Director of the Movement Invention Project from its inception through 2017. She was on faculty at SUNY Purchase College, served as the Interim Director of l’École Supérieure de Danse du Québec, and was the Rehearsal Director for Ballet Hispanico following a long international performance career. As Principal dancer of the Ballet National de Nancy, Ms. Wells toured the world and formed lasting partnerships with the late Rudolf Nureyev and Patrick Dupont.

 

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Image tech for dancers Teachers

These teachers are certified to teach full IMAGE TECH for dancers™ classes.

Jenni Gordon

Jenni Gordon

Austin, TX, USA

Jenni Gordon, a freelance movement artist and educator, received a BFA in Dance from Purchase College. Jenni is a member of chuthis., a contemporary dance company under the direction of choreographer Peter Chu. A passionate educator, Jenni serves as Education Program Director for chuthis. in addition to guest teaching throughout the country.

Kevin J Shannon

Kevin J Shannon

Chicago, IL, USA

Kevin Shannon joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2007 after receiving his BFA from The Juilliard School. He has taught master classes in dance throughout the US and the world, led the Intermediate/Advanced Hubbard Street Summer Intensive and is currently a guest teacher for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s main company. 

Craig Black jr

Craig Black jr

Chicago, IL, USA

Craig Black earned his BFA from The Juilliard School in 2011. He danced for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2017. Craig has been awarded the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance. Beyond performing, Craig is a passionate teacher and has taught nationally and internationally.

Peter Chu

Peter Chu

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Born in the Bronx, NY, & raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Peter began his training at Dussich Dance Studio and later at The Juilliard School. In addition to an extensive performance career with BJM Danse, Kidd Pivot, and others, Peter is the Artistic Director & Choreographer of chuthis., a Las Vegas project-based dance company. 

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These teachers are certified to teach introductory level IMAGE TECH for dancers™ classes.

Lauren Reed

Lauren Reed

Chicago, IL, USA

Lauren Reed graduated Cum Laude with honors from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and has been a freelance performer and choreographer since moving to Chicago in 2013. She teaches dance and aerial arts to all ages throughout the Chicagoland area and has a passion for nurturing inquisitive and empowered young movers.

Rachel Ferring

Rachel Ferring

Chicago, IL, USA

Rachel Ferring graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2017. She then moved to Chicago, IL to train under Alexandra Wells at Hubbard Street’s Professional Program (HS Pro) for two years. She has performed in many site-specific improvisational scores curated by Kristina Isabelle. She spent the 2019/2020 Season as an apprentice with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. 

Rilee Nyborg

Rilee Nyborg

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Rilee Nyborg has recently completed the Hubbard Street Professional Program, under the direction of Alexandra Wells. There she worked with multiple artists such as Gilbert Small, Adam Barruch, Peter Chu and many more. She’s also spent her summers at ChuThis Movement Intensive and Axis Connect.

Candace Gordon

Candace Gordon

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Born in British Columbia, Canada, Candace Gordon began her professional training at the Goh Ballet Academy with additional summer training at the National Ballet School of Canada and Pacific Northwest Ballet. In 2016, Candace graduated cum laude with a BFA from Butler University. Since then, she has danced in productions with Oklahoma City Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s professional program and main company.