Alexandra Cunningham

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Alexandra Cunningham

Joined The Sacramento Ballet: 2005
Sacramento Ballet Apprentice: 2005-2006
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Previous AffiliationsNational Choreographers Initiative, Capital Dance Project

 

Alexandra is in her 13th season with the Sacramento Ballet. Growing up in Sacramento she danced in The Nutcracker and this will be her 25th year performing in this production. With the company her most memorable roles have been Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, creating and performing Daisy in Ron Cunningham’s The Great Gatsby, as well as dancing Juliet in Ron Cunningham’s Romeo & Juliet, and the title roles in his Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. She has had the honor of dancing principal and soloist roles in 14 works by George Balanchine as well as in works by choreographers Twyla Tharp, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Trey McIntyre, Edwaard Liang, Ma Cong, Matthew Neenan, Jared Nelson, Amy Seiwert, Melissa Barak, Nolan T’sani and Helen Pickett. Alexandra has had the honor of participating in the National Choreographers Initiative in 2012 and 2013. She was Sacramento Ballet’s Social Media Manager from 2012-2016 and Sacramento Ballet’s Summer Intensive Coordinator from 2011-2017. Alexandra was awarded the Next Gen Creative Award by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council in January 2017. She is also a founding member of Capital Dance Project and produced Sacramento’s first Sensory-Friendly Dance Performance this past summer. Alexandra trained under Barbara Crockett at Deane Dance Center and attended summer intensives at Springboard Danse Montreal, The Juilliard School, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Boston Ballet, Harid Conservatory, The Kirov Academy, The Jillana School, and the Sacramento Ballet Summer Intensive. In Alexandra’s free time she enjoys traveling, bike riding, yoga, and playing with her cat, Mochii, and is deferring her admission at UC Berkeley. Alexandra would like to thank Ron and Carinne Cunningham for their tremendous contributions to the Sacramento community, their dedication to the Sacramento Ballet, and for the gift of dance they have given so many.