Alexis Birts, Production Coordinator for the Chicago Dancemakers Natural Encounters series, is a dancer and theater technician from Atlanta, Georgia. She relocated to Chicago to pursue her passions. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While attending school, Alexis worked to gain skills in technical theater. She worked in with her professors and fellow students to produce many shows. These shows included student and faculty choreography showcases as well aerial dance shows. After graduation, Alexis worked at The American Dance Festival as a Stage-Craft Apprentice to gain more skills in production. In Chicago she is a production assistant for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. She is also a freelance stagehand works in many theaters around Chicago.