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Alexis Fletcher

A dance artist, creator, and producer, I have danced with Ballet BC for 14 years and subsequently have been a guest artist and Artist in Residence. Now independent, I hold the position of Artist in Residence at Vancouver’s Chutzpah! Festival, Dance Victoria, and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. I am also a member of the Creative Hub at Presentation House Theatre. My creations have been supported by Dancing on the Edge, InFrinGing Festival, New Works, Vernon Performing Arts Centre, The Gordon Smith Foundation, BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Dance Victoria.

With Ballet BC I have had the opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographers and designers, have been involved in numerous creative collaborations where I have worked closely alongside choreographers to create their movement. These creative visionaries include Crystal Pite, Emily Molnar, Johan Inger, Stijn Celis, Jacopo Godani, Medhi Walerski, Fernando Hernando Magadan, Serge Bennathan, Gioconda Barbuto, John Alleyne, Cayetano Soto and Jorma Elo among others. I have also been honoured to interpret existing works by leading voices such as Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe, Sharon Eyal and Ohan Naharin. After Emily Molnar took over directorship in 2009, I was privileged to be one of the core group of dancers who, with her, were part of building Ballet BC into the renowned creation-based company it is today, sharing our work on world stages including Sadler’s Wells, Jacob’s Pillow, Canada’s National Arts Centre, The Joyce Theatre in New York, BAM, Movimentos Festival, Teatre Grec, among many others.

Independently I have worked collaboratively with creators such as Sidra Bell, James Gnam, Simone Orlando, Rob Kitsos, Wen Wei Wang, Vanessa Goodman, Ne. Sans Opera and Dance, and zoe | juniper.

As a producer, I have co-created a multidisciplinary performance space and series with my husband, Sylvain Senez, at our home in Vancouver. On our outdoor stage we curate and present annual performance events, entitled The Dance Deck. This series has been running since 2015. (

We also host art film nights inside our house as a way of supporting independent filmmakers.

I acknowledge, with gratitude, my privilege to be working and creating on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.



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Artistic Statement
As a dance artist I am fascinated by how exploring the movement potential of the human body becomes a way of accessing the inner landscapes of our spirits and psyches, and this is the primary motivation behind my own physical practice and choreographic interests. I believe that dance is a unique vehicle with which to share, research, and discuss our humanity.

The goal of my work is to engage new viewers of contemporary dance by articulating concepts integral to our shared humanity, as well as having the rigour to engage even the most educated dance viewer.

My use of different mediums, like film and prose, helps broaden the reach even further by making my work accessible and appealing to audiences of film, literature, and theatre as well as dance.
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Currently Touring
All my being is a dark verse (co-creation with Arash Khakpour)
Description of currently touring show
"All my being is a dark verse" is a full-length duet created and performed by Alexis
Fletcher (Canadian) and Arash Khakpour (Candian/Iranian), who are both Vancouver-based dance artists, creators and directors. This 60-minute piece premiered at Chutzpah Festival in Vancouver, Canada, November 9-10th, 2022.

For us, the heart and rigour in this project lies in the concept of translation, because the foundational
inspiration for this co-creation is the extraordinary work of poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1934-1967). Forugh is one of the most beloved Persian poets, and a powerful female voice which speaks across cultures and generations. Her legacy lives on in Iran, her native country, and in her widely translated work around the world. Her writing, although being specific, is also timeless, transcends across cultures, and is full of humanity and love that goes beyond borders and ideologies. This project marries the artistic disciplines of literature, visual art, and dance by reaching across dance styles, languages, and cultures in the practice of duet.

This work was premiered amidst the current calls for freedom in Iran. The timely, deeply relevant nature of this work and experience touched both us and our audiences deeply and we hope to continue being voices in support of Women, Life and Freedom in Iran and everywhere in the world. Simultaneously, we have been inspired by the universal nature of Forugh’s writing and have created a response which aims to reflect this universality and the emotions evoked in us by her poems. Our team is a mix of both Persian and non-Persian artists, and we travel with artists fluent in English, Farsi and French. This work also appeals to a broad audience due to its multidisciplinary nature. Every heart is touched in different ways by different things, and this work weaves together visual art, poetry, our unique movement language, and theatrical stage design.

We are ready for touring as of summer 2024. Thank you.
Additional information about the tour
I currently have three full-length works ready which are tour ready:

1. All my being is a dark verse (Co-creation with Arash Khakpour):

2. Tuning (commissioned choreography by Vanessa Goodman for myself and Ted Littlemore):

3. assemble (Full-length solo show choreographed and performed by Alexis Fletcher in collaboration with Quebecois dancer and visual designer Sylvain Senez):
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