Alexandra Burman

Artist

Born: Ohio, but a Floridian at heart.

Trained with: Ariel Serrano & Wilmian Hernandez, Delia Ballart, Ana Julia Bermudez, Magaly Suarez, Ibis Montoto.

Joined: 2019

Other companies: Houston Ballet (2015-18) and Houston Ballet II (2015-16)

Awards: Prix de Lausanne scholarships (2014 and 2015), First place, Youth American Grand Prix, 2014.

Favourite full-length ballet: Giselle was the first-ever ballet I saw, and as a student it was the first variation I ever performed. It has always held a special place in my heart

Career if not a dancer: There are many careers that interest me, but I have always had an affinity towards becoming a Cardiothoracic Pediatric Surgeon. I also enjoy writing, and have written 6 of my own novels. 

Favourite book: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I have read it more time than I can remember. 

REPERTORY INCLUDES

With Birmingham Royal Ballet
Sir David Bintley and Galina Samsova: Giselle
Sir Peter Wright: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora Act I Variation)

With Houston Ballet

George Balanchine: Allegro Brillante (Principal Woman), Symphony in C, Theme and Variations
Sir David Bintley:  The Tempest
Sir Kenneth MacMillan:  Manon, Mayerling
John Neumeier: Yondering
Garrett Smith:  Mortal Form (White Pas de deux)
Ben Stevenson: Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker
Helgi Tomasson:  Handel
Melody Mennite Walsh:  Next of Kin
Stanton Welch: Swan Lake, Bolero, A Time to Dance, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Madame Butterfly, Cinderella, Divergence, Punctilious, Giselle, La Bayadère, Saltarello Solo, The Long and Winding Road