Alexandre is a choreographer, dancer and dance mentor. He is also co-founder (with Jazmin Chiodi), and director of Tipperary Dance and the Tipperary Dance International Festival, a development and performance space with international ramifications founded in 2008.
Alexandre initially trained as a scientist (MSc Biology) before becoming a full-time professional dancer in 1993, working in Switzerland, France, Belgium and Korea before settling in Ireland. He has toured over 35 countries worldwide with choreographers & companies such as Régine Chopinot CCN (Centre Chorégraphique National, La Rochelle), Joanne Leighton CCN (Belfort), Philippe Saire and Liz Roche.
Including the works co-created with Jazmin, Alexandre has created nearly 20 choreographic works, pieces and films, mostly through collaboration processes with other artists, and including a number of commissions. Their work has toured in more than a dozen countries.
In 2016, EDN (European Dance Network) highlighted Tipperary Dance as a model of good practice for relevant dance development, in the catalogue ‘How to make dance relevant? Examples and practices’.