Alex Ivanovici


Alex Ivanovici (actra, caea, uda)

Alex Ivanovici was born in Italy in a camp for political refugees to his recently defected Romanian parents. Within 2 years the family had immigrated to Canada settling in Montreal. Alex was first exposed to the performing arts at an elementary andhigh school called F.A.C.E. (Fine Arts Core Education) where his improvisationand character work were encouraged to develop. He has worked as a fluently bilingual actor and theatre director in Montreal since his graduation from Dawson College’s Dome Theatre School in 1992. In 1991, while still a student, he received the Best Actor award in the Quebec Drama Festival for his portrayal of Fen in Bruce M. Smith's The Mosquito Man.

Alex has appeared in over 50 plays on stages as far away as Belgium and Mexico, on film in François Bouvier's Histoires d'hiver, for which he was nominated for a 1999 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor, in Zack Snyder’s 300, in Kim Nguyen’s Le Marais and the lead role in Jeffrey Blatt’s Still Life. On television, he has appeared in the first two seasons of the hit Quebec show Nos Étés as Dr. Calvin Manning, and is currently appearing in Les Soeurs Elliot as Julius Cohen.

Alex is also co-artistic director of Porte Parole, an acclaimed documentary theatre company which has recently premiered its sixth creation Import/Export at the prestigious 2008 FTA- Festival Trans Amérique In early 2009 Alex will be performing at the National Arts Centerin Ottawa and the Segal Center in Montreal, in Sam Sheppard’s Buried Child, directed by Peter Hinton.

Alex has directed over 30 productions for the theatre since 1994 and currently teaches drama part-time at Selwyn House School in Montreal where he lives with his wife Annabel and two young daughters, Ella and Beatrice.