Alex began dancing in 2014 as one of Jabberwocky's original students. As part of Jabberwocky's "Learn to Work" internship program, Alex learned to teach under the mentorship of instructor Joe Schlottach. He is a founding member of Jabberwocky's performance dance squad and served as our outreach teacher to the Youth Empowerment Zone in summer of 2018. Alex is a sophomore at Mizzou pursuing a degree in architectural studies. He loves to teach and to share his enjoyment of freestyling.
Joe has been B-Boying for about 14 years and has taught at several studios around Columbia. His students have ranged from five year olds to adults. Breakdance is a hobby and a passion of his that he plans to continue as long as he is capable of dancing. Joe has been drawing since second grade and considers it his first love. He began painting murals after graduating from Rock Bridge High School and his work is displayed in homes and business around Columbia including at Mill Creek School. Joe is an excellent teacher/mentor who heads up our mural painting program each summer with youth interns from the CARE program. Their collaborative work can be seen in multiple murals along Grand Street, inside Oak Towers and inside the Blind Boone Community Center on Providence. Joe loves to share his passion and talent with his students and is a master at establishing a positive excitement in his classes.