Artistic Directors

Artistic Director

Kristin Alexander is the founding artistic director of Annex Dance Company.   She has taught, performed and collaborated with companies and choreographers throughout the US, including VTDance and inFluxdance.  From 2002-2010 Kristin was an Associate Professor of Dance at DeSales University (PA), and returned in 2012 for a semester as Acting Chair of the Dance Department.  In 2010, Annex Dance Company made Charleston, SC its new home, quickly joining the city’s thriving arts community.

Kristin has created over 30 works for the company, as well as choreographed and set company repertory on students through the Annex residency program.  The company is committed to arts advocacy and opportunities for dancers at all levels, students through professionals. As artists and educators, the company has worked with students in Charleston County Schools through Engaging Creative Minds, conducted residencies and master classes at festivals and colleges, including a collaborative performance residency at College of Charleston during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and spends part of the summer in-residence at Camp Ballibay (PA), where she has directed the camp for close to 15 years.

Kristin was a SCDA board member from 2010-2015 during which she and the company members frequently taught and performed at the yearly conferences.  Kristin is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the College of Charleston and presently serves on the Mayor’s Commission on the Arts for the City of Charleston. She earned a BA in Dance from Goucher College (MD) and a MFA from George Mason University (VA)

Associate Artistic Director

Associate Artistic Director Julie DeLizza Clark is in her eleventh season with Annex Dance Company. Julie graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in History and Secondary Education and a minor in Dance. Julie has performed and presented her choreography in concerts and conferences throughout South Carolina. Julie has taught in company residencies throughout the Charleston County School District, including a 2014 residency that afforded her the opportunity to perform and speak at TEDx Charleston. Julie is the Director of Dance Moves of Charleston where she also artistically directs the Dance Moves Youth Company and Pre-Professional Ensemble. As a choreographer, Julie has set works on students throughout the lowcountry, including residencies at Charleston’s School of the Arts and Greenville’s ARMES dance program. Her piece A Part Smaller won the choreography award at the Charlotte Dance Festival’s Emerging Dance Artist concert in March 2017.