Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Alexis Kamitses

Alexis Kamitses is a dance and movement educator and performer living in Burlington Vermont. Alexis has a BA in Biology, Environmental Studies, and Dance, from Oberlin College, a Masters in Teaching from The University of Vermont and is completing her MFA in Dance from MSU in 2020. She holds teaching licenses in Science and Dance for Secondary Education and currently runs a dance program for high school students at BFA in St. Albans.  Alexis teaches dance technique in modern, jazz, hip hop, West African, and Latin dance forms as well as skills in improvisation and choreography.  Her teaching incorporates yoga, pilates, and other mindfulness and somatic practices. Alexis uses dance and movement to promote body awareness and health, self-esteem, and collaboration. Alexis has worked with students of all ages and abilities from K-12 as well as adults. Alexis has trained in arts integration and is currently investigating dance technology and dance film through her MFA at Montclair State University.

As an educator, she has a passion for integrating movement learning strategies to support student achievement in areas such as math, science, literature, and social studies and helped design a teacher training program to help classroom teachers integrate movement and dance into their curriculum.  Alexis has a passion for working with dance and multicultural themes and has traveled and studied dance around the world including Spain, France, Senegal, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. As a lifelong learner herself she believes that dance can be a gateway to expanding learning throughout one's lifetime, no matter what the learning challenges of the individual.  Dance can be a gateway to integrating segregated communities, building awareness, cooperation, and collaborative practices, and bringing joy into exercise. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Alexis
Job Title/Position: 
Dance/Movement Educator
Physical Address: 
108 Lopes Ave.
Burlington, VT 05408
Last Name: 
Kamitses
Phone: 
802-522-8134

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - General
Populations Served: 
Adults
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster