Alexis Spieldenner


Alexis Spieldenner is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Founded in 2014 by Alexis and her mother, Christine Mori, Bravo Niagara! produces transformative concert experiences and multidisciplinary programming featuring today’s leading artists from Canada and around the world.

A fourth-generation Japanese Canadian, Alexis is Co-Creator and Producer of Bravo Niagara!’s newly commissioned ballet Kimiko’s Pearl, inspired by the Japanese Canadian experience and her family’s story of internment during World War II. Her undergraduate honours thesis “Voices of Four Generations: A Story of the Japanese Canadian Community from Issei to Yonsei” was used as the basis for the story of Kimiko’s Pearl.

Alexis is the recipient of Ontario's 2016 Lincoln M. Alexander Award, which recognizes young leaders for their efforts to end racial discrimination and promote positive social change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Comparative Studies from Duke University, where she graduated with high distinction, and is currently a Global Arts Management Fellow at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.