Photo by Jeff Hanson at The University of Alabama.
Alex Ates is the Director of Pre-K-12 Visual and Performing Arts and David Mallery Fellow at Westtown School, a Quaker day and boarding school in West Chester, Pennslyvania.
Alex specializes in new play development, is a freelance theater journalist, and is a researcher on innovative education.
As a director, Alex has been a guest artist at Emerson College, Agnes Scott College, and Tulane University. He has incubated 11 new works.
Schooled at NYU, The University of Alabama, and Emerson College. At Emerson, Alex was the recipient of the Performing Arts Chair Award and graduated magna cum laude. At UA, Alex received the young scholar award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) and was a graduate school ambassador. At NYU, he was a Dean's Graduate Scholar and the graduate representative for Gallatin, the school's highest honor.
Member of Actors' Equity and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Alex splits his time between West Chester, PA, and his hometown, New Orleans.