Ailey Fellowship Recipient, 2009-2010 Alonzo King Lines Full Scholarship Recipient, 2015-2017
AlexanderDiaz (Bronx, NY) began his training at the Bronx Dance Academy and then the Bronx Dance Theater. During high school he was a Fellowship recipient at The Ailey School, and later received his Certificate from The University of the Arts. Alex graduated from the LINES Ballet Training Program in 2017 and is currently working with Maurya Kerr's tinypistol, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, and Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT.
"HUMAN" PERFORMED AT THE CRAFT (WINTER 2017) BROOKLYN, NY
"HUMAN" PERFORMED AT THE joe goode Annex performance space (spring 2016) San francisco, CA
“HUMAN” is a piece inspired by the homeless community located in The Bay Area. Prior to moving to the West Coast, I had never witnessed homelessness in the way that I had while living in The Bay. The purpose of this piece is to give a voice to a community that is pushed aside, unheard, and ignored on a daily basis. The word “Change” is an entity that drives the piece in order for us to take a look at ourselves and how we think of change whether it be monetary change, physical change, change of mental and spiritual states. Many times I’ve encountered a homeless person asking for change, and unfortunately, there are times when I don’t have enough to offer, but I’ve been learning that sometimes a smile, a prayer, or just acknowledging that they too are human can also be enough. This piece helps me realize that in order to initiate change on a larger scale I have to begin with myself in order to help make change happen within our society.