Alex Frei

Alex Frei was born in the Italian part of Switzerland. He received his professional training in Munich with Jutta Röthel, at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam and at the Alvin Ailey School in New York. After his stage debut with the musical »42nd Street« in Amsterdam, he went on to dance as a soloist in a number of different companies such as the Ballet of Gärtnerplatz Theatre in Munich and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. He has worked with numerous choreographers including Maurice Béjart, Philip Taylor, Carolyn Carlson, Cayetano Soto, Christian Spuck, Caroline Finn, Aszure Burton and Crystal Pite. He has also danced works by Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato and Mauro Bigonzetti. His musical theater career includes the productions, »Copacabana«, »My Fair Lady«, »Fiddler on the Roof«, »Marilyn – The Musical«, »La Cage aux Folles«, »Cats«, » Cabaret«, »Anything Goes«, »Bodyguard«, »Priscilla – Queen of the Desert« and the original production of »Chicago« in Germany as well as in Denmark and France, as Spirit of Fosse and as Assistant Dance Captain. Since the 2020/2021 season he has been part of the Gärtnerplatz Theatre in Munich as assistant choreographer as well as assistant director. In 2021 Alex completed his master’s degree in opera directing at the Accademia dell’Opera di Verona.

Class info – Horton Technique

Horton Technique emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination and body and spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression. It is grounded in a knowledge of the human anatomy and emphatically corrects physical faults, preparing you for any dancing you wish to pursue. The technique is dynamic and dramatic, develops both strength and flexibility, and works with an energy that is constantly in motion.