Alexx Shilling, Artistic Director / Choreographer / Filmmaker / Educator

Alexx Shilling is a movement artist whose deeply collaborative, multidisciplinary performances prioritize the body as the primary site for invigorating memory and investigating transformation. Her original choreography and experimental films have been presented nationally and internationally, at venues including the Jewish Museum (Munich), Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), Bushwick Starr, Danspace Project, REDCAT, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Elinor Bunin Monroe Theatre (Lincoln Center), BAAD!, Pieter Performance Space, ARC Pasadena, Electric Lodge, Highways Performance Space, SOKA Performing Arts Center, the Hammer Museum, and the American Dance Festival, as well as warehouses, parks, bathrooms, fire escapes and historical ships on the Hudson River. As a collaborating performer, she has most notably danced with Victoria Marks (2010-2021), Ros Warby, Laurel Jenkins, Alison D’Amato, Alan Danielson, Ariane Anthony, Artichoke Dance and Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL.

Shilling recently relocated back to the east coast from Los Angeles, where she taught at Loyola Marymount University, Cal State Long Beach, UCLA and The Wooden Floor. She co-founded the popular Los Angeles-based dance series, Hi, Solo and Gold Series, and is a founding member of the Gold Collective. With Quintan Wikswo, she co-directed the interdisciplinary company FIELDSHIFT | FURTHER (Los Angeles and New York, 2011-2015) and with Ann Robideaux, the site-specific dance company ann and alexx make dances (New York, 2004-2010). Shilling received her MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Culture/Dance, Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Skidmore College and holds teaching certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Fleming Technique and Open Source Forms. She is currently on Faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.


Photo Credit: Julia McGhee