John Alex McBride is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. He received his BFA from The University of Arizona in Tucson and is currently an MFA candidate at Hollins University. Alex has danced and trained with San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, River North Dance Chicago, 10 Hairy Legs (NYC), The Limón Dance Company (NYC), and Basin Dance Collective (Lafayette). He has performed, taught, and toured across North and Central America, and Europe, performing works by Jose Limón, Ted Shawn, Kate Weare, Adam Weinert, Adam Barruch, Colin Conner, and Clare Cook. Alongside performing, Alex has begun choreographing original work and researching archival American modern dance. Most recently, he was nominated for a BESSIE award (2020) for his role in Adam Weinerts reconstruction, MONUMENTS: Echoes in the Dance Archives, which was staged at the New York Public Library. Now based in Louisiana; McBride is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and the Associate Artistic Director of Basin Dance Collective.