Alexis Convento is a New York City-based, Filipino-American producer, administrator and manager working within contemporary dance and performance.
With an extensive background in artist development, programming, brand strategy, and performance curation, her creative direction has led to sold out houses, close artist relationships and the cultivation of new audiences with an enduring interest in the performing arts.
She is founder and producing director of the CURRENT SESSIONS, a performing arts organization that develops and presents the work of emerging contemporary dance artists through the production of curated performances, residencies, artist-led laboratory sessions, and open discussions.
Alexis studied dance at Fordham University with the Ailey School and currently holds a faculty position at the Joffrey Ballet's Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Program, where she teaches composition and improvisational movement. She is also presently a 2015-17 Arts Manager Fellow with the Field Leadership Fund.
As an administrator and production coordinator at Gowanus Art + Production and elsewhere, she has extensively produced and curated events at all scales, and written on associated topics. Her writing can be be found in the affiliated arts and style magazine, Union x Bond, where she previously served as editor.
Alexis' work seeks to activate new conversations between genres which strengthen the relationship between art production and community, doing so through her own practice as well as her commercial efforts. She welcomes inquiries from individuals and organizations whose work also seeks to connect art, culture and the public.