Alex is a professional tap dancer, teaching artist, singer-songwriter, and researcher. He has traveled throughout North America and Europe as the original tap soloist and tap choreographer for the wildly popular vintage jazz band Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox. Since 2009, he has entertained audiences as dance captain for Andrew J. Nemr’s tap company Cats Paying Dues. Performance highlights with the troupe include NYC’s Symphony Space, Webster Hall, The Riverside Theatre, Laguardia Performing Arts Center, 92nd Street Y, and Town Hall; as well as live on national television for the 45th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
An accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, he has played in various NYC venues, including Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. In 2011, he released his debut music album, "Footprints," a warm and riveting acoustic journey, infusing intricate folk instrumentation, tight harmonies, poignant, honest lyrics, and the percussive drive of tap dance. A sophomore album, titled "Seasons and Shadows" is due out in 2015.
A teaching artist for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, he is privileged to share his love of tap with children in under-served communities throughout the NYC public school system. He has also taught technique classes to undergraduate and postgraduate dance students at the University of Limerick's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. An experienced soloist and frequent collaborator, he has performed internationally in concerts and conferences in Ireland, Germany, England, Scotland, Belgium, France, and Norway. In 2012, he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Student Scholarship to Ireland in order to conduct research on the Irish traditional dance roots of American tap dance. Alex holds a M.A. in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, where he graduated with First Class Honors in 2013, as well as a B.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from SUNY Geneseo, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2008.