A native of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Victor Alexander’s international career as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer began with studies in modern and Cuban folkloric dance at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana. He graduated ENA in 1992, the same year he was awarded first place for dance at Havana’s 4th National Union of Writers and Artists.
Alexander then joined Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, where he remained a principal dancer until 2002 and established and refined his technique and artistry. Alexander has studied and worked with many distinguished teachers and choreographers including Donald McKayle, Chuck Davis and Jeffrey Bullock , Andrea Miller, Susan Marshal, Johan Inger, and he has performed throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States. Since relocating to Chicago in 2002, Alexander has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Hedwig Dances, CDI / Concert Dance Inc., Luna Negra Dance Theater, and is an Emmy -Dancer nominated for Billy Sunday Production by Ruth Page Foundation 2008. In 2012, he was selected by the Chicago Dancemakers Forum as one of four choreographers in CDF’s year-long Lab Artists Program for creative development, and was included among Dance Magazine’s list of “25 to Watch” internationally for 2013.
He received a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council for his work Line of Sighs, named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the 10 best dance productions of 2013, and was one of the 2013 Novel Affair Artists selected by the Ragdale Curatorial Board in the summer of 2013. Recently, Alexander was selected as one of the choreographers for the 1st edition of the Afro-Latina Festival 2014, Among Us, and received the award from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago International Commissioning Project 2014 for his World premier Parting Shadows. Alexander is both director of the Ruth Page School of Dance and co-director of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet.