About Alex Tecza
Alex Tecza spent 30 years of his career as a competitive ballroom dancer and teacher. His achievements include titles of Professional US National and World finalist, World Masters runner-up, and winner of over thirty championships in American Smooth, International Standard, and Showdance divisions. In his effort to grow as an artist, Alex continues to expand his dance and performance vocabulary into other forms and techniques. He collaborated with other dancers, musicians, visual artists and filmmakers to create performance art that melds all types of media with dance. His collaboration works were presented in several venues and festivals, including Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, and many others. His focus in MFA is on using ballroom technique to create dance pieces which focus on the essence of fundamental principles of movement rather than traditional styling in terms of gender roles and excessive ornamentation. Aside from competing and performing, Alex is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He maintains his private practice as well as teaches ballroom classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and co-coaches Illini Dancesport team at UIUC. He also holds a fellow level of teaching certification with US Terpsichore Association.