Al Evangelista is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Oberlin College. Al is a multidisciplinary artist whose creative process engages with social justice and performance studies. His research identifies ways in which theatre and dance provoke and create change. At Oberlin, he has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Comparative American Studies.
Al choreographed works at Steppenwolf Garage, Links Hall, American Theatre Company, Chicago’s Night Out in the Parks, the University of Chicago, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, the University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art, and Hill Auditorium.
Al also acted and performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Adventure Stage Chicago, Haven Theatre Company, Chicago Opera Theatre, Moss Arts Center, as well as, danced in works for Dance Exchange, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Inconvenience, Links Hall, among others.
Al trained with the Steppenwolf West program, American Conservatory Theater, and is a graduate of UC San Diego and the University of Michigan.