Alexandra MacDonald

Alexandra MacDonald 2013-14 Photo Credits

Alexandra MacDonald, photo by Sian Richards.

Biography

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 VariationsThe 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. 

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