Alex Ates is from New Orleans. He is the Director of Visual and Performing Arts at Westtown School in West Chester, Pennslyvania.

Instructor of the Arts and Leadership Workshop with the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University. He works with both the New Orleans and New York City cohorts. 

Former elected board member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE). 

Former reporter and writer at Backstage.

Schooled at NYU, The University of Alabama, Emerson College.

Member of Actors' Equity and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.