Contemporary Masterclass

Saturday, November 16

Contemporary dance is taking the world by storm quickly becoming the leading dance style in Europe and the US. Stressing versatility and improvisation and using gravity to pull movement to the floor contemporary is a very expressive dance style that draws elements from ballet, lyrical, jazz and modern. Take your dancing to the next level with this technique class from skilled ballet and contemporary dancer Alexa Capareda.

Prerequisites: 2-3 years of dance
Tuition: $20 ($15 for current students)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5:30-6:30 PM

Prerequisites: 4+ years of dance
Tuition: $25 ($20 for current students)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6:30-8:00 PM

alexa capareda

alexa capareda

Born and raised in the Philippines, Alexa Capareda received her early dance training at Ballet Regina, the Philippine High School for the Arts, and the dance school of Ballet Philippines. At 16, concurrent with attending the University of Texas at Austin, Alexa began a three-year traineeship with Ballet Austin, followed by a year of study at the Ecole Superieure de Ballet Contemporain de Montreal. While in Montreal, Alexa performed with the school’s company, Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec and guested with Ballet Ouest in “The Nutcracker.” She also attended professional training programs of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Northwest Dance Project, and Springboard Danse Montreal.  In 2011, Alexa joined Mario Radacovsky’s Balet Bratislava, in Slovakia, as one of 16 founding dancers. There she performed neoclassical and contemporary works by Radacovsky, local Slovak choreographers, and Jiri Kylian’s Falling Angels and Six Dances. Alexa won 3rd prize at the 2013 Festival of Choreographic Miniatures choreography competition in Belgrade, Serbia. 

Shortly after returning to Austin in 2013, Alexa became a member of ARCOS Dance. With ARCOS, Alexa has performed in the premieres of “Excerpts from a 12-Volt Memory” and “She, Extracted.” She has also danced with Andrea Beckham Dance Collaborative and Jennifer Hart’s Performa/Dance in its inaugural production, “Ignite: Three Works,” winner of the 2014-2015 Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Dance Concert.

Alexa is with the faculty of Ballet Austin’s Academy, Butler Dance Center, and Butler Fellows Program and recently joined Ballet Austin’s artistic staff as Rehearsal Assistant for Ballet Austin II.

Alexa obtained her B.A. in English, with high honors, from the University of Texas-Austin in 2015.