Aleksandra (she/her) is a Brooklyn based composer and teaching artist with an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University. Raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, her work often reflects on themes of cultural and political identity, gender inequality, state corruption and the resilience of the human spirit. Aleksandra has received commissions from NYMF and the ASCAP foundation and the NJPAC Stage Exchange in partnership with the NJ Theatre Alliance. Her works have been performed in New York at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, The American Opera Project and Target Margin’s The Doxsee and on the West Coast at Bumbershoot Festival and The Moore Theater. Aleksandra is currently developing several new music theater pieces including an original full length musical, Group!, which is scheduled to have a world premier at the Passage Theatre Company in Spring of 2022. She is excited for theater to (safely) bring people together again in the post-Covid world!