Alexandra MacDonald

Alexandra MacDonald 14/15 Photo Credits

Alexandra MacDonald, photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Biography

Alexandra MacDonald was born in Calgary, Alberta and trained at the International School of Ballet in Calgary Alberta and Boston Ballet’s Trainee programme in Massachusetts. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2007 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2012.  

Ms. MacDonald repertoire includes Hungarian Princess in Swan Lake, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and the First and Principal Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty as well as roles in Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, Carmen, Hamlet, Nijinsky, 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.  

In 2010, Ms. MacDonald received the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons' Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. She was a finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix and competed in the Prix de Lausanne in 2007. In 2006, Ms. MacDonald received the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award and was a finalist in the Genée International Ballet Competition. 

Quotes

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, 2010

“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