Ballet Master: Alexandrous Ballard

Alexandrous Ballard began his ballet studies in New Zealand and completed his training in New York City with Master Teacher Margaret Craske. He received additional training at School of American Ballet, Ballet Arts, the Joffrey Ballet School, and summer courses with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

 

As a performer, Mr. Ballard began with New York Theater Ballet and, during a 33-year career, performed principal and soloist roles with Delta Festival Ballet, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Ballet Royale de Wallonie, and Richmond Ballet.  Mr. Ballard spent the last eight years of his performing career as a principal with Oregon Ballet Theater in Portland, Oregon.

 

Mr. Ballard has been hailed as a “master teacher” by Dance Magazine writer and critic Martha Ullman West, and has been invited to teach graduate courses in ballet technique and performance at the University of Oregon and was adjunct Professor of Dance at Portland State University.  This year marks his third as Ballet Master for Alberta Ballet.

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