Alvin Gaines-Molina

Alvin Gaines-Molina
Photo credit: Derek Hutchison
Alvin Gaines-Molina, a Los Angeles native, has been a recipient of various prestigious dance scholarships and has danced with numerous dance companies, both as a core member and guest artist. He has performed with musical artists such as Deborah Cox and with Fatboy Slim at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. He has also graced the stage in musicals such as The King and I (tour) and the French import Notre Dame de Paris at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas.

His film credits include Bataan Rescue for PBS and Torrance Rises with acclaimed director Spike Jonze. His performance arts credits includes several performances and art installations with L.A. Butoh group Corpus Delicti at the Red Cat Theater and shared billing with Butoh Master Katsura Kan in 2007’s Global Butoh at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

Alvin then left dance and performance all together and pursued his culinary dreams of being a chef, a path which he followed for several years with resounding success. It was not until the summer of 2011, following the death of his beloved grandmother, that he felt his dance spirit reignite. After years of absence from dance and performing, he is extremely excited to continue the adventure and explore the depth of his creativity with Bad Unkl Sista.