Presenter Profile

Alexis Black

Guest Artist, Adams State University

Alexis Black is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Adams State University, where she teaches acting, directing, theatrical movement and stage combat.  As a professional actor, she has worked with regional theaters, international tours, and in numerous shows in NYC.  On the small screen you can find her on AMC and The Discovery Channel.  

As a fight director she has choreographed in Europe, South Korea, regionally in the US, for the NY Fringe, Off-Off Broadway, Off Broadway, and served as Assistant Choreographer for Fool for Love on Broadway, starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda.  

Alexis received her MFA in Performance Pedagogy with an emphasis in movement from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is a certified teacher in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a member of Actor's Equity Association. 




Alexis's Workshops

    Stage Combat: Slapstick vs Brutal

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , /

    Get "slap happy" while you discover the power of dynamic physical choices in acting. After learning unarmed stage combat skills, different tools and motivations will be explored to change the style of the fight from silly to serious, with the same moves! Have fun, and "fight" your way to techniques that will take your character building and acting choices to a new level.