Lois Alexander is a choreographer and dancer living in Berlin. She graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and since then has worked widely in the independent scene in Germany and the Netherlands. Since 2021, she has been a part of the Aerowaves network and through this cooperation she has presented her work, Neptune, in various venues in Europe. In 2022, Lois created the solo dance performance Yeye, funded by Berlin Senate for Culture and co-produced by Sophiensaele.
As a teacher and facilitator, Lois has led choreographic labs, lectures, and workshops at Marameo Berlin, Fontys Dance Academy and University Utrecht. In 2022, Lois initiated an exchange program in Nigeria with the support of Berlin Senate for Culture which resulted in a dance film, Bodies of Water. In 2023, under the direction of Fatima Ndoye, Lois traveled to Senegal for a choreographic lab supported by Aerowaves and Theater Paris Villette.
Lois looks at her choreographic practice as a way to shift cultural codes and rewrite narratives through the materiality of the body, time and space. Her research follows a multidisciplinary approach and is rooted in memory, origin, and intersecting identities. Lois is inspired by what Tina Campt describes as ‘textured identities’ and hopes to use the embodied nature of dance and performance to articulate an in-between, migratory state from black feminist perspectives.