Alex Blitstein's dance career began following a decade of competitive gymnastics training. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Science from San Diego State University. Just two years after graduating he was invited back to receive the prestigious “SDSU Alumni to Watch Award” for his growing record of professional accomplishments and promise for future contribution in the arts. His passion for dance education paired with a strong technical background has granted him wonderful opportunities to spread his knowledge, love of dance, and choreography around the world.
Alex's credits include: Jennifer Lopez, Glee, American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez, Disney Channel, FOX networks "Mobbed", America's Got Talent and dancing in national commercials and industrials for FIAT, Esteé Lauder, Adidas, Genetech, Flash Mob America, and more. Alex has also been a faculty member for some of the largest dance conventions in the world that reach 300,000+ dancers annually (24Seven, Jump, Nuvo, Titans of Dance and Hollywood Connection). As an educator and award-winning choreographer, Alex has traveled the world teaching at universities, competitive studios, and with professional companies. Most recently, Alex was in Europe where he was the assistant choreographer for the new production of Robinson Club's entertainment sector. Prior to that he was contracted by Japan’s top talent agency, Johnny’s and Associates, where he was working with Japan’s most well-known boy bands and solo artists. Alex has also worked at the World Arena Olympic Training Center, teaching off ice movement development and private lessons for members of the US Figure Skating Team.
Alex feels very strongly about higher education and seeing his students continue their love of dance beyond high school. Whether it be as a dance major/minor, being on a collegiate dance team, pursuing a commercial career or just taking class for fun. He had the privilege and pleasure of teaching at the American College Dance Festival for two years in a row and has been a guest artist and choreographer at Yale University, UCLA, Western Michigan University, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Jacksonville University, University of Illinois, University of Missouri and University of Colorado Boulder. Alex has also instructed classes at the esteemed Broadway Dance Center in NYC, as well as the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.