Born in Calgary, Alberta, Alexandra MacDonald studied at the
International School of Ballet and at Boston Ballet’s Trainee programme. She joined
The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2007, joined the Corps de
Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2012.
Ms. MacDonald has danced the roles of
the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and
the Principal and Sweet Fairies in The
Sleeping Beauty. Her repertoire
also includes Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, La Fille mal gardée, Carmen,
Hamlet, The Seagull, Symphony in C, Elite Syncopations, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Theme
and Variations, The Four Temperaments, The Four Seasons, West Side Story Suite and Glass Pieces.
Recently, Ms. MacDonald performed in the Canadian
premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier.
In 2010, she was awarded the Patron Award
of Merit by the Patron’s Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. In
2007, Ms. MacDonald was a finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix and competed
in the Prix de Lausanne. She won the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award in
2006 and was a finalist in the 2006 Genée International Ballet Competition.
The Sleeping Beauty
“Corps member Alexandra MacDonald as the Principal Fairy,
was a particular stand-out. Tall and willowy, she is blessed with a stately
presence and crisp technique. Definitely one to watch.”
The Globe and Mail,
“special mention should go to corps de ballet member
Alexandra MacDonald who made her debut as the Principal Fairy... MacDonald gave
a serene, self-assured performance and impressed with perfectly placed slow
fouettés in the coda.”
Dance View Times.com, 2012