"The multitalented Alex MacDonald" (The New York Times
) is a NYC-based professional tap dancer and teaching artist. As the original tap soloist for the popular vintage band, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Involvement in this project allows him to share his craft with a large, international fan base and raise awareness of tap as a richly musical dance form. Performance highlights include NYC's Highline Ballroom, City Center, and Best Buy Theater. Since 2009, he has entertained audiences as dance captain for Andrew J. Nemr's tap company, Cats Paying Dues, with performances in such esteemed venues as NYC's Symphony Space, Webster Hall, 92nd Street Y, and Town Hall; as well as live on national television for the 45th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. As "Jumpsuit Alex," he is the passionate hype-man for the kindie band, Tim and the Space Cadets, whose 2015 release, "Home," won the Grammy for Best Children's Album. In 2012, he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, where he received his M.A. in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick. An alumnus of the School at Jacob's Pillow, he has studied under such tap luminaries as Dianne Walker, Sam Weber, Michelle Dorrance, Jason Samuels Smith, and Nicholas Young.
A patient and intuitive teacher, his classes focus equally on movement and musicality, while providing students with a deeper awareness of the cultural history of the dance.