Born in Calgary, Alberta, Alexandra MacDonald studied at the International School of Ballet and at Boston Ballet’s Trainee programme. She
became a YOU dance
2007, joined the Corps de Ballet in 2008 and was promoted to Second Soloist in
MacDonald danced the roles of the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and the Principal Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. Her repertoire
also includes Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella,
Don Quixote, Onegin, La Fille mal gardée,
Carmen, The Seagull, Symphony in C, Elite Syncopations, Opus 19/The Dreamer,The Four Temperaments, The Four Seasons, West Side Story Suite and Glass Pieces.
Recently, Ms. MacDonald performed in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and the North American
premieres of Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon and Hamlet
by Kevin O’Day.
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