Alexa J. Rittichier is a mover and a maker working primarily with interdisciplinary performance. Originally from Northwest Ohio, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a minor in dance from Bowling Green State University. Alexa received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago in May of 2013 where she first cultivated Collecting Ourselves, a unique interdisciplinary method for developing work from the collective mind and body of the ensemble, using the body as a holder of collective memory and history. Alexa also is exploring social media as artistic performance. Through the use of virtual space and expression of self, Alexa examines personal space and the repercussions of the virtual on the real.