Alexis Roberto Curiel

Artist. Performer. Choreographer. Instructor.

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Comprised of a multitude of media & a spectrum of ꧁magic꧂

꧁BIOGRAPHY꧂

Alexis Roberto Curiel is an Afro-Latino Dominican American dancer and choreographer, born and raised in Miami, Florida where his love for dance compelled him to begin training at the age of 11. He embraces a multidisciplinary background including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, African, Afro-Caribbean dance, as well as music editing and video making. Accompanied with his passion to create, Alexis utilizes his leadership skills to coach, organize, and choreograph for various dance teams and studios. As he pursued an education at Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus he was a member of the pre-professional dance company Jubilation Dance Ensemble under the direction of Michelle Grant-Murray, while dancing competitively with the Next Level Dance Company Supremacy Hip Hop team under the direction of Alain Marquez and Adriana Rizzo . Continuing his education with the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Alexis has performed in various concert works by Maleek Washington, Bill T. Jones, Juel D. Lane, Thom White, and Pearl Primus before receiving his BFA (2021). His passion is to shine a light on the world as he continues to enter new spaces, create new connections, and pour his heart into every opportunity to indulge in his artistry.

University of the Arts Senior Thesis (BFA '21)

꧁Project Statement꧂

IYIMIU: Polyrhythmic Embodiment

Upon exploring the multiple selves that exist within, I’m imagining what it would look & feel like to embody the characteristics, experiences, & aspirations that shape who I am simultaneously. The main query in which my research/practice encompasses: How may one embody their multiplicities polyrhythmically, functioning like solar systems in a galaxy, unequivocally omnipresent yet open to everchanging possibilities? To acknowledge all of one’s self requires internal reflection & analysis of the spaces in which one may travel through, as well as their lasting effects that contribute to a sense of being/seeing/acting/listening. Interrelationships and dynamics of community not only contribute to the alterations done to a being, but are also shifted by one's versatility and what is contributed to societal constructs. Decolonizing the body by deconstructing suppressed feelings, oppressive tendencies, and pressures projected onto the physical/emotional/mental/sexual/spiritual aspects of being by social structures, act as guidance to finding strength in vulnerability.

University of the Arts Senior Thesis (BFA '21)

꧁The Process꧂

IYIMIU: Polyrhythmic Embodiment

My process involved time in studio facilities sight specific locations such as local parks, and virtual platforms such as Zoom and Facetime. While communicating with my cast I opened up the space for others to explore what having multiplicities meant to them, identifying characteristics, symbols and figurative personas that resonate with them. Within rehearsing in public spaces, we had reoccurrences of people coming up to us, intrigued by the movement, our presence, and what the project might be for; at the end of the day the majority of the conversations we had were endearing because the park goers showed nothing but love, support, and even gratitude for livening up the space. We definitely achieved spreading joy while having our rehearsals, either to those surrounding us or to each other. What was most amazing was that the synergy of the group dancing in person together, once it finally came time to film, was electrifying (despite not having the opportunity to ever dance together as a complete unit before hand). I feel accomplished in bringing this small community together in which had an everlasting effect on the broader community of people who have been present during the times we've congregated.

Cast In Action

꧁Multiplicities Encaptured꧂

Album comprised of cast pictures and special moments from the work

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Auset Fullard • She|Her

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Melanie Castro • She|Her

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Destiny Toussaint • She|Her

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Kayla Rognoni • She|Her

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Áse R-W • They|Them

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Song Aziza Tucker • She|Her

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Robert Burden • He|Him

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Madelyn Wansong • She|Her

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Elias Alfau • He|Him

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Marionia Jones • She|Her

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Viola Taylor • She|Her

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Cheyenne Frank • She|Her

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Liv Wymbs • She|Her

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Eduardo Jimenez • He|Him

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Sjaedah Anyé London • She|Her

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Trey Singletary • He|Him

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Genesis Castañeda • She|Her

Alexis in Action

꧁multiplicities encaptured꧂

Album comprised of images from dance works and photoshoots.

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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The Awakening

Choreographed Solo

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Photo by Jay Lopez

@jaylopezphotofilms

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Photo by Jay Lopez

@jaylopezphotofilms

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Angafani

Choreography by Denzel Williams
@flapjack0316

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What Words Cannot Say

Choreography by Angelica Nieves
Photo by Ian Douglas @iandouglasphoto

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What Words Cannot Say

Choreography by Angelica Nieves
Photo by Ian Douglas @iandouglasphoto
Pictured: Natori Blackman & Ankhtra Brivett-Battle

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Support?

Choreography by Patrick Wright
Pictured: Nathan McNatt Jr.

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In a Breath

Choreography by Maleek Washington @maleek_washington
Photo by Ian Douglas @IanDouglasPhoto

꧁Contact Me꧂

Business Inquiries & Collaborations

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (786)763-8152

Instagram @alexisrcuriel
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