Milwaukee-based performer and teacher Alexandra Kassouf has been praised as “truly a one-of-a-kind artist, possessing exceptional gifts in singing, dancing, movement, and stage presence.” She has recently performed as both a singer and a dancer with Queen City Opera, Chicago Folks Operetta, and Contemporary Dance Theater.
Alexandra has been a featured soloist at the Constella Festival, performing the US premiere of Michael Csanyi-Wills’ 3 Budapest Songs. She has premiered the roles of Clara Schumann in Fresco Opera Theater’s Clara and Gwendolyn in For Those in Peril (Francis Lynch) with Evanston Chamber Opera. Her self-written performance pieces, featuring contemporary dancing and classical-style vocal improvisation, have been presented at Performance and Time Arts, the long-standing performance art series in Cincinnati. She also had the pleasure of premiering a song cycle by Sarah Hutchings at Performance and Time Arts.
Currently, Alexandra teaches Alexander Technique classes at UW-Milwaukee and lessons at her private studio. She is a 1600-hour AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher and has taught artists from the Florentine Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Infinity Arts Academy. She earned a Master of Music at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UW-Milwaukee, where she also studied dance.
In the time of social distancing, she can be found singing in every room of her house, relearning how to tap dance, and making friends with the rabbits in her yard.