About the teacher 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 in 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 an 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.
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