The acting bug bit VLADIMIR ALEXIS (Cong) at the age of four when visiting Disney World for the first time and discovering that Mickey Mouse was just “some random dude.” At the age of six he starred in his first play, at the age of 10 he started taking dance classes, and at the age of 14 he became part of his church choir.
After studying cinema and communications at Dawson College in Montreal, Alexis decided to deepen his acting skills with teachers such as Liz Valdez, Tom Todoroff, Julia Lenardon and Jonathan Patterson.
He has starred in theater productions In Transit (Segal Centre), The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Musical (Shayne Gryn Productions) and Godspell (Beautiful City Theatre/Centaur Theatre).
In 2012 Alexis had the pleasure of working with acclaimed Quebec director Denise Filiatrault in the French-language production of Hairspray produced by Festival Juste Pour Rire (JPR)/ Just For Laughs Festival (JFL). In 2013 Filiatrault hired him for the role of TJ in the French-language production of Sister Act: The Musical, which she directed and produced (JPR/JFL).
In 2014, Alexis worked with Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre Company for the first time in the roles of Mosi and Sydney in Lindsay Wilson’s documentary theatre and mythical storytelling play Blind.
Alexis recently completed a two-year Artist Mentorship Program with Montreal’s Black Theatre Workshop. Trained in hip-hop dancing with a jazz and ballet base, Alexis has competed in dance competitions and performed as a dancer in Canada and in the United States. He has sung with great artists such as Ben Folds and legendary jazz singer Kim Richardson.