Alexander Skinner

Corps de Ballet

Alexander Skinner

Alexander Skinner. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Ottawa, Ontario
Trained: The School of Dance in Ottawa, Ontario and Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2017
Corps de Ballet since: 2018

Alexander Skinner is sponsored through Dancers First by Anne & David LeGresley.


Five Things to Know

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  2. Born in Ottawa, Alexander played soccer and hockey before starting ballet at the age of 13.
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  5. He trained at The School of Dance and Canada's National Ballet School before joining The National Ballet of Canada as an RBC Apprentice in 2017. He has been a member of the Corps de Ballet since 2018.
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    1. As a teenager, Alexander was a journalist for his high school newspaper. He has a passion for languages and speaks English, French and Italian; he is actively learning Korean.
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  11. In 2020, he made his debut in Wayne McGregor’s electric ballet Chroma. He danced the featured role of Seryozha, Anna’s son, in the North American premiere of John Neumeier’s Anna Karenina in 2018.
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  14. One of his favourite performance memories includes dancing alongside Cirque du Soleil at the opening ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.


Favourite Ballets

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  2. Anna Karenina

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  4. Chroma

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  6. Giselle
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  9. Swan Lake

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  11. Emergence





“The cast on opening night was stellar... along with elegant newcomer Alexander Skinner.”
– The Globe and Mail


David Tory Award (2020)
RBC Emerging Artist Award (2018)
Patron Award of Merit (2021)