Alexandra Heier

Apprentice

Born in Boston, MA, Alexandra Heier started her training at Boston Ballet School at age 6. She participated in the Boston Ballet Trainee Program and attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet and Chautauqua, where she was an apprentice on full scholarship for three years and received the Artistic Director's Award for Overall Excellence. In 2014, Ms. Heier attended the Royal Danish Ballet summer program in Copenhagen, Denmark, as Boston Ballet School exchange student.
 
At Chautauqua, Ms. Heier danced in Marius Petipa's Paquita, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux's Danse Brillante and Mazurka (Soloist), and Mark Diamond's Maestoso and Appalachian Suite. During her training at Boston Ballet School, she performed numerous student roles, including Clara for three seasons in Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. She also danced in George Balanchine's Raymonda and Jerome Robbins'Fanfare as a Pre-Professional student in Next Generation.
 
As a Boston Ballet Trainee, she performed in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker, George Balanchine's Coppélia and Symphony in C, Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, and Harold Landers' Etudes. During her first year in Boston Ballet II she performed in Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake, as well as a principal role in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15 in a Next Generation performance.
 
Ms. Heier joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2016/2017 Season.

Alexandra Heier | Photo: Vikki Sloviter