Alexis Anderson-Chaves, a Corpus Christi native, received her B.F.A and M.F.A from Sam Houston State University. She was a company member, for five seasons, and a choreographer with Urban Souls Dance Company. Before moving to El Paso, she was a featured choreographer in Elijah Alhadji Gibson’s premiere of The Black Card. Anderson-Chaves studied Horton and Dunham technique with Urban Souls Dance Company, Forsythe and Graham technique / repertory at the American Dance Festival and Forsythe repertory, Batsheva repertory and Gaga technique in Lucca, Italy. She had performed at Vanderbilt University Theater, The Alvin Ailey Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Jacob’s Pillow. Anderson-Chaves collegiate residencies includes Houston Community College- Spring Branch, San Jacinto College- South, University of St. Thomas and University of Texas -El Paso. Her works were showcased at the American College Dance Festival at Lamar University and Bailando International Dance Festival at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Anderson-Chaves is the Districtwide Coordinator in Dance at El Paso Community College. She is receiving a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at The University of Texas-El Paso. Recently, she produced a repertory for Urban Souls Dance Company for their 2021-2022 performance season. She is married to her college sweetheart, Mark Chaves, a freelance dancer and choreographer from Houston, T