Alexander Richardson

Director, choreographer and of PointeTango Dance Company

Originally from London, Ontario, Alexander discovered a passion for music and dance with his involvement with the London Youth Symphony, high school theatre and musical productions and dance classes in ballet and modern dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. The drive to create led him to Montreal where he completed a three-year degree in classical ballet at Ballet Divertimento and a separate three year Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, music composition and contemporary dance at Concordia University.

PointeTango, emerged from the question: What happens when classical ballet meets Argentine Tango? To answer this, Alexander left Montreal in 2010 for Buenos Aires and began researching and living the life of tango.

After teaching and performing in Buenos Aires, international tango festivals, on cruise ships in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific, and in television and film, Alexander created a new dance company with his partner Erin Scott-Kafadar. Their goal: to highlight the richness of Argentine tango along with a new dance vocabulary inspired by dancing tango on pointe. Alexander is also the author of the online multimedia book: Tango Scales; How to practice and learn Argentine tango.

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