Alexandra Barbier

Morales Fellow

 Alexandra Barbier is a dance artist, educator, and performance maker who holds a BA in French and Women’s + Gender Studies and an MFA in Modern Dance. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2017. Since then, she has received funding and project support from the B.W. Bastian Foundation and the Salt Lake City Arts Council, has presented her work through various local platforms (including 12 Minutes Max, the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, and the Salt Lake Performance Art Festival), and choreographed/directed Deseret Experimental Opera’s 2021 operetta Hundred Years Hence. She is a co-organizer of Queer Spectra Arts Festival (for whom she gave the keynote speech in 2019) and was invited to contribute to an audio tour for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibit Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum of Harlem. She has recently served as the Dance History instructor for the Joffrey Ballet and Jazz + Contemporary trainee programs and is excited to spend the next two years as the Raymond C. Morales Fellow in the University of Utah's School of Dance.