Corps de Ballet
Alex Ratcliffe-Lee began his training at Betty Robbins’ School of Ballet in Riverdale, NJ. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Ratcliffe-Lee attended The School of American Ballet under the direction of Olga Kostritsky, Andrei Kramarevsky, Peter Boal, and Jock Soto, among others. He performed George Balanchine’s Gounod Symphony and Fanfare in the 2007 and 2008 school workshop performances. While there, he also performed in the Spring 2007 New York Choreographic Institute. In 2008, Mr. Ratcliffe-Lee appeared in the premiere of Peter Martin’s Romeo and Juliet. On scholarship, he attended summer programs at New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Carolina Ballet.
Mr. Ratcliffe-Lee joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in Fall 2008 and was promoted to Apprentice in 2010 and to the Corps de Ballet for the 2011-2012 Season. Since then, he has performed many ballets with the Company including Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Square Dance, Ballo della Regina, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ™, Diamonds from Jewels, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Matthew Neenan’s 11:11; Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes; Jerome Robbins’ N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz; Christopher Wheeldon's Carnival of the Animals; and William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite.