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Alex Dugdale

Part-Time Lecturer
Alex Dugdale in tap shoes and sunglasses playfully pointing at the camera

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Alex Dugdale was adopted from Cali, Colombia and raised in Seattle WA.  After graduating from Roosevelt High School in 2008, Alex studied saxophone performance at the Eastman school of music in Rochester NY.  He returned to Seattle in 2013, forming his own jazz quintet and becoming a first call performer with many of Seattle’s finest bands including the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and The Seattle Symphony.  Alex has also released his debut album "The Dugout" which was nominated for best NW recording for the year 2021 and has also received an award for Best Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist 2020.

Alex is also a passionate educator teaching both tap dance and music as a full time teacher and guest educator for the last decade. He currently teaches elementary band and orchestra for Seattle Public Schools and Tap Dance courses for the University of Washington dance department.