Ms. Billings has been the Viewpoints Associate at the Tony Award winning Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles since 1996. She is a current faculty member at both The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, and California State University in Long Beach.
She teaches a variety of Viewpoints classes at the Steppenwolf School West in Los Angeles. She is the resident Viewpoints instructor for the Summer Arts program as CSU-Fresno. She has taught Master Classes in Chicago at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, Louis University and DePaul University. She was on staff at both Act One Studios and for the Illinois Theatre Alliance. Other Master Classes include San Diego University, and Howard University in Baltimore Maryland.
She has worked with a variety of directors using the Viewpoints as both a rehearsal technique and a development tool. In the Los Angeles area shows include: ‘Hamlet’, ‘Midsummer Nights’ Dream’, 'Antigone', ‘Queen Christina goes Roman’ and ‘Little Women-The Musical’.
She studied under Tina Landau, one of the originators of the Viewpoints, (along with Anne Bogart and Mary Overlie).
Ms. Billings has made guest appearances on “Grey’s Anatomy”, “E.R.”, “Eli Stone”, “Karen Sisco”, and the ABC TV Movie “Romy and Michelle”. She has appeared in the independent films “Socket”, "Stealth", and the Indie horror film "5.4". She completed two pilots - “Nurses” with Lynn Redgrave, for ABC, and Ryan Murphy’s “Pretty/Handsome” with Robert Wagner for F/X.
Ms Billings Los Angeles theater credits include: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Sacred Fools), “The House of Yes” (Complex Theater), “Twist” (Avery Schrieber Theater), and “Il Bidone” (Bootleg Theater).
Her Chicago theater credits include: “Time To Burn”, “Space”, “Berlin Circle”, and “Waving Goodbye” (Steppenwolf Theatre) , “Son Of Fire”, Death Defying Acts”, “Just Say No”, “Gypsy” (Bailiwick Theatre), “Comedy Of Errors” (Shakespeare Theatre) “Pirates of Penzance” (Light Opera Works). Also: The Goodman Studio, Irish Repertory, Court Theatre, The Royal George, Next Theatre, The Apollo Theatre, and The Marriott Lincolnshire.
Off- Broadway credits include; “Before I Disappear” (Producers Club), “Presto Change-o” (in association Circle Theater) and “Melancholy Baby” (Ars Nova Theatre).
She is the recipient of 1 Joseph Jefferson Award, 5 After Dark Awards and a MAC Hanson Award. The documentary based on her life "From Schoolboy to Showgirl" was nominated for a Chicago Emmy Award for Best Documentary in 2010.
As a professional singer Alexandra has performed in some of the finest nightclubs in the United States. In Chicago at The Park West, The Emerald Room, Pops for Champagne, Toulouse on the Park, and The Gentry (Rush, State, and Halsted). In New York at Feinsteins, Arci's Place, Don't Tell Mama's, and Eighty Eight's. Recently she had a sold-out show at Vittello's in Los Angeles. Also in Palm Springs, Santa Fe, San Fransisco, and Florida. She was voted "Best Cabaret Artist of 2009" by Broadway World.