alexis black

Adjunct Professor

Ohio University

Virginia Commonwealth University


Alexis Black has been thrilled to spend the past two summers working toward teaching certifications in the Meisner Technique (through the True Acting Institute), and the Michael Chekhov Technique (through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium). In addition to teaching, Alexis has been a fight director and member of Actor's Equity Association for over a decade. As a professional actor, she has worked with multiple regional theaters, in several international tours, and in numerous shows in NYC. On the small screen you can find her acting and performing fight stunts on AMC and The Discovery Channel. As a fight and movement director she has choreographed in the US, Europe, South Korea, Fringe NYC, Off Broadway, was NYIT Award nominated for the Best Choreography/Movement of 2013, and has recently served as assistant choreographer for Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) and for Fool for Love on Broadway, starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda. Alexis currently is Adjunct Faculty in acting, movement and public speaking at VCU, and an MFA candidate in Theatre Pedagogy. While in Richmond she has collaborated with. While in RVA she has also choreographed for Quill Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre, Firehouse Theatre, Cadence Theatre Company and at Virginia Repertory Theatre with Quill Theatre's Equivocation. She also has directed for the HIV/AIDS play series with Richmond Triangle Players/TheatreVCU, directed for Bootleg Shakespeare: Julius Caesar for Quill Theatre, and is currently serving as Associate Director for A Time to Kill at TheatreVCU.

Movement Specialties:

Chekhov Training


Improvisation/Theatre Games

Impulse Work



Movement for the Actor

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Stage Combat



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