Performance; Stage Direction; Acting; Dance; Chamber Pieces
B.F.A., Boston Conservatory of Music
Alexandra Borrie celebrates 40 years as a professional actor-singer-dancer in New York. She has had a long and varied performance career on Broadway, in regional theatres and in television. She taught acting at the Tisch School, New York University and at Muhlenberg College. She began her career as a ballet dancer and recently sang annual classical repertoire with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall, Kent Tritle conducting. Ms. Borrie’s recent directing credits include “Riders To The Sea” with the Cantata Singers, the “Ordo Virtutem” with Cappella Claussura, Benjamin Britten’s “St. Nicholas” at Jordan Hall, and a chamber production of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” She also directed two seasons of Opera Boston’s The Opera Factory, featuring shortened versions of “Carmen” and “Cosi Fan Tutte.” Ms. Borrie is a founding member of Vocollage which premiered an original production titled “Sho’ah Voices” this spring. She co-hosts the live radio show OperaWorksRadio in Portsmouth, N.H., and is an acting coach to classical singers in the Boston area. Ms. Borrie taught musical scene study at The Westchester Conservatory of Music and the NY School for Film and Television.
Ms. Borrie’s project is an hour long chamber opera/theatre piece titled “Afternoon Tea” using music, text and choreography. The work will feature the choral music of Grace Williams as a centerpiece between two dance segments which will highlight two different mother/daughter relationships.