Alex Bush is a choreographer, photographer, and designer. She is currently serves on the dance faculty at the University of Iowa, where she teaches choreography and dance technique, and is co-director of Dancers in Company repertory company. She previously served as adjunct instructor of dance technique, theory, and history at Penn State. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, she received her early training at the Flint School of Performing Arts. She holds an MFA in dance with an emphasis in choreography from the University of Iowa, and a BFA in dance from Florida State University. As a graduate student at the University of Iowa, she taught ballet, modern, and dance theory; she was also on faculty at the University of Iowa Youth Ballet, a community dance program. She has worked with choreographers Charlotte Adams, Lindsay Fisher, Jennifer Kayle, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Cassie Meador, and Patricia Kenny, among others. With Alex Bush Dance, a collaborative group of dance and performing artists, she has presented work at the Dance Shorts Film Festival (Tampa, FL), Detroit Dance City Festival (Detroit, MI), and the Movies by Movers Film Festival (Boone, NC). From 2006-2008 Alex served as Artistic Director of summerdance Contemporary Dance Company in Flint, Michigan, and from 2009-2012 she worked as a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist with Circle of Dance Repertory Company (now Patricia Kenny Dance Collection) on Long Island. Her creative research involves the use of dance and media to create work that connects individuals and communities beyond personal and geographical borders. Her most recent long-term research endeavor, The Flint Project, examined The American Dream through the community of Flint, Michigan and that city's social, cultural, and racial politics and history.
Alex currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa with her husband, Eric, and their son, Brecken.