Meet Alex & Sarah
We have danced together at the Charlotte Ballet for 12 years sharing roles in ballets or dancing alongside each other. Even though we are total opposites, we use our strengths & weaknesses to make each other better and have put our ballerina powers together to bring you everyBODIES ballet!
Alex trained with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre under the direction of Lisa Sheppard. She also trained with Stanislav Issaev and went on to compete in the Premio Roma International Ballet Competition where she received third prize and the Grishko Prize for Charm and Elegance. Alex danced with Colorado Ballet for one season before joining Charlotte Ballet II and later, the main company.
In 2008, after six years with Charlotte Ballet, Alessandra moved to Madrid, Spain, where she danced with the Victor Ullate Ballet. She received a Princess Grace Award in 2005.
Sarah’s early training was in Asheville, NC, at the Asheville Center of Performing Arts, after which she attended North Carolina School of the Arts in the High School Program. She performed George Balanchine’s Serenade for the Tribute to Melissa Hayden, and at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. In 2005, she performed with Ballet Adriatico in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Sarah joined Charlotte Ballet in 2008.
Some of her favorite roles include, Choleric in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, The Mature Woman in Johan Inger’s Walking Mad, Cinderella, Tinker Bell and the Grey Girl in Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land.