Alex Tecza is a former competitive ballroom dancer. His professional achievements include titles of National and World Finalist, two Dancers Cup Tour Couple of the Year awards, and over 30 wins in American Smooth, International Standard, and Showdance divisions. Since retiring from ballroom competitions, Alex has continued to perform, teach, and collaborate with other dancers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers. With his partner, Kato Lindholm, Alex appeared in Meeting of Ballroom and Contact Improvisation with artists Kirstie Simson and Tim O'Donell; performed Heart at Low Tide 2, a piece by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, at multiple venues; co-choreographed and performed in Lyric Theatre @ Illinois' productions of My Fair Lady and The Merry Widow; co-choreographed and performed in the short film Stay; and co-choreographed and performed in the We the Animals music video for The Skeleton and The Process; among many other works. When not performing or working on new projects, Alex shares his vast knowledge of ballroom dancing with his students. He maintains a large student base in Chicago, coaches dancers of several university ballroom teams, teaches master classes, and gives presentations.