Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Alexis Black
CAL_website_Header_One.jpg
Home > People > Faculty & Staff > Alexis Black


Alexis Black

Alexis Black HeadshotAssistant Professor
Acting Movement

Alexis Black received her BFA in Performance from Ohio University and her MFA in Theatre Performance Pedagogy with an emphasis in Movement from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an educator, fight, movement and intimacy director, performer, and director.

As a professional actor and member of AEA, she has worked with regional theaters, on international tours and in numerous shows in NYC. Favorite credits include productions with The Dorset Theater Festival, The Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company and touring with TNT-Britain. On the small screen you can find her acting and performing stunts on AMC, The Discovery Channel and the upcoming film Tower of Silence.

As a fight and movement director she has choreographed in Europe, South Korea, and regionally in the US, including as assistant fight director for Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet for the Tony-award winning theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. In NYC she has choreographed for the NY Fringe, over 20 productions Off-Off Broadway, and Off Broadway. She also served as assistant choreographer for Fool for Love on Broadway, starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda.

Additionally, Alexis is a certified teacher in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique and in process for a certification in the Meisner Acting Technique. She has trained with PUSH Physical Theatre and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, and is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators.

www.alexisblack.net