Meet Alex N. Wanderland

Alex N. Wanderland  is an LGBT African-American Dayton, Ohio native who considers himself a multifaceted individual. Very early in life, it was discovered that he had a creative mind. He attended performing arts schools from elementary to high school, majoring in instrumental music initially and later switching to dance. Dancing grew to become an unexpected passion for him, but he immersed himself into the world, training rigorously. He obtained numerous scholarships to attend the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s “Summer Intensive” program and, after auditioning, was offered a contract to join the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, the junior company to DCDC.

He also became the first male cheerleader at his high school (Stivers School for the Performing Arts) which led to other opportunities such as coaching across the nation for Elite Cheerleading INC. for two years. He also became captain of his college cheerleading team at the end of his Freshman year. Among those creative outlets, Alex has also been drawn to writing, providing another form of therapy and expression. Typically, he writes poetry, short fiction, and articles that generally come from a LGBT vantage point. However, he tries to be inclusive so that any individual can resonate with various works.

Outside of writing, Alex currently works as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) for a national PBM. Alex also continues to pursue the enhancement of his makeup artistry with the global cosmetics brand Make-up Art Cosmetics (M.A.C. Cosmetics). as a part-time Make-Up Artist. While he recently graduated with honors, obtaining an Associate of Science degree in Biotechnology, he intends to obtain the required knowledge and experience to be able to hold additional credentials such as MLS/CLS/MT, or PathA.

Among make-up artistry, Alex also remains open to and pursues freelance writing and has been published in magazines such as Urban Socialites Magazine and Black Aids Institute “Beyond The Quo.” Alex has also been experimenting with photography more, both in front of and behind the lens. His most recent photoshoot was with professional photography, “Mister N3K” (James) .  Ultimately, Alex seeks to share his thoughts, life experiences, evolution, creativity and more. He encourages readers to be open-minded and welcomes them to interact. He hopes you enjoy his variety of work and thanks you in advance for taking the time to explore his digital Wanderland in its variety of dimensions.