Meet the team

Melissa Alexis

Melissa Alexis (Choreographer) is proud to be choreographing  this production of Black Odyssey Boston by The Front Porch, Underground Railway Theater, and Central Square Theater.  Melissa choreographs to make the inherent therapeutic properties of movement visible, and project on stages our collective healing and liberation.  A first generation Trinidadian immigrant, her movement is rooted in the intersection between African and Western perspectives, as well as social justice, sustainability, and mindfulness studies.  Melissa’s Afro-fusion dance works have been presented as part of Brooklyn-based The Creators Collective, and at Boston Center for the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Tufts University, The Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, Smith College Department of Theatre, Wheelock College Center for Race Amity, and as a ritual healing practice, at many public and historic spaces, among them, Arlington Street Church with Black Lives Matter Boston, Myrtle Baptist Church, and Museum of Fine Arts.  She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and when not presenting dance, she facilitates cross-sector applications of dance and mindfulness through her organization, Cultural Fabric and the Healing Arts Institute program. FB & IG: @culturalfab