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ALEXSA DURRANS
durrans.alexsa@gmail.com
310.562.0259



Performance/Choreography

2022 Two yeah. yeah. to. (excerpt from Vesitge of a Trace) at Centre National de la Danse, Paris 
2022 Vestige of a Trace by Alexsa Durrans at NIGHT GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA
2021 duet with meta 1-14 by Alexsa Durrans at Junior High, Los Angeles, CA
2021 lightforms by Alexsa Durrans at Arts on Site, New York, NY
2021 Research Fellow for Sidra Bell Dance New York (Spring/Summer)
2020 Scales by Alexsa Durrans at California Institute of the Arts, CA
2020 weighted like water by Alexsa Durrans at Murmurs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020 #3 by Alexsa Durrans at Murmurs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Legier SS20 Lookbook, Creative Design and Choreography, Los Angeles, CA
2019 A Complex Movement by Alexsa Durrans with Jasmine Nyende at AALA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 The Halftime Shows by Alexsa Durrans and Miles Brenninkmeijer at Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles CA
2019 Only one Part two I will always love you part three by Alexsa Durrans and Gracie Winston at Grand Star Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA
2018 High Voltage by Alexsa Durrans at Electric Lodge, Venice, CA
2018 Poison Remedy Scapegoat, by Nikima Jagudajev at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Module by Sidra Bell at Center for Performance Research, New York, NY 
2018 bye bye bye by Alexsa Durrans and Miles Brenninkmeijer at Berenice Place, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Dirty Work, by Devika Wickremesinghe at NAVEL Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Stork Phrase lines up with the Shoreline by Alexsa Durrans at Untitled Art Fair Miami, Miami, FL
2017 Out of Bounds by Jay Carlon at the Annenberg Beach House, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Your Motion Says an Arthur Russell Tribute Festival, by Alexsa Durrans PAM Residencies, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Hi SOLO #4 by Alexsa Durrans at Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Only one Part two by Alexsa Durrans at Electric Lodge, Venice, CA
2016 Springs Eternal by Victoria Marks at Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
2016 5 by Alexsa Durrans and Valerie Braaten at Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
2016 An Arrangement in Stages by Alexsa Durrans in Collaboration with Nicole Cooke at Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles
2016 Resonate by Alexsa Durrans at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Creature Tube by Darrian O’Reilly at REDCAT in Los Angeles, CA
2014 Hidden Choreographies by Lea Anderson at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Fractured by Michel Kouakou at Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, CA


Video Work

2022 salad bar by Alexsa Durrans at Center For Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, CA
2021 more trace by Alexsa Durrans 
2021 the garden, Choreographed and Directed by Alexsa Durrans
2020 Scales, Choreographed and Directed by Alexsa Durrans shown at California Institute of the Arts
2020 weighted like water, by Alexsa Durrans for affect(ion) at Murmurs Gallery Los Angeles
2019 tennis fan by Quinn Wilson for Banoffee
2018 history dir. by Miranda Stein for No Parents
2017 Living by Alex Takacs for INC. No World
2017 Petals by Jane Penny for TOPS
2016 PEEL by Alexsa Durrans and Gracie Winston


Research

Present (beginning 2021) - Research Fellow for Sidra Bell Dance New York, NYC
2022 Research Assistant for Ariel Osterweis Culture Wars graduate Seminar, California Institute of the Arts
2021 Teaching Assistant for Ariel Osterweis and Sharon Lockhart California Institute of the Arts
2020 Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Weekend at Berenice & HI SOLO archive work


Panels

2022 Encounter Presentation in Dance After 1960’s Seminar  with PHD Ajani Branum, California Institute of the Arts
2020 Brutally Early hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbauch with Kandis Williams, Rodney Mcmillian, Simone Forti, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA


Production

2022 (May) HI, SOLO Series at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2017-2019 Tour Manager & Technical Assistant for David Rousseve Reality, Halfway To Dawn Tour


Teaching

2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Dance Composition at California Institute of the Arts
2021 Teaching Assistant for Ariel Osterweis and Sharon Lockhart at California Institute of the Arts
2021 Ideas in Iteration CalArts Winter Session Course at California Institute of the Arts
2017-2020 Youth Ballet (Age range 4-13 y/o) DANCE2SERVE, Los Angeles


Awards and Grants

2022 Presidential Aspiring Scholar Award
2021 Lavine and Sternburg Scholarship
2021 Interdisciplinary Project Grant – supporting interdisciplinary, experimental and collaborative work.


Curatorial


2019 - Present Hi, Solo Series  - bi annual showcase, 10 los angeles based artists, 10 three minute solos, one evening
2018/2019 Weekend at Berenice - prioritizing process, practice and participation to elevate artists, performers, filmmakers and musicians


Education

2022 MFA Choreography with a concentration in Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts
2016 BA Dance, University of California Los Angeles
2015 Certificate Program, Trinity Laban Conservatory, London, UK
2012 Professional Training Program, Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts, Vancouver, BC