Prior to his move to San Francisco in 2009, Alex Rivas was a professional ballet dancer. In addition to touring nationally with the David Taylor Dance Theater, Alex has performed with Moraporvida Contemporary Dance, 7 dancers and the International Youth Ballet. Currently he is pursuing a career as a visual artist. Under the pseudonym of NIGHTSHADE, Alex creates paintings, poster art, video installations, short films and music. He has a fresh contemporary vision creating pop art and multimedia commentaries on the beautiful tragedy of youth and the human condition. Mr. Rivas would like to thank Lancy for giving him the opportunity to work at V.I.P. grooming while pursuing his passion. “I love every moment I spend in the shop, the more I learn about animals the more I learn about myself.”
Alex brings his discipline, focus, creativity and fun to work with him everyday. The minute he walked in my door I knew he was someone I wanted on my staff. He is a joy to be around and his love for life as well as his love for the animals is irrepressible.