Alexandra Heier

Demi Soloist

Meet Alexandra

Hometown: Boston, MA
Alexandra Heier began her training at Boston Ballet School at age six. 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, Alexandra attended the Royal Danish Ballet summer program in Copenhagen as an exchange student from Boston Ballet. During her training at Boston Ballet School, she performed numerous spotlighted student roles, including Clara in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. In Boston Ballet School’s Next Generation, she danced the lead principal role in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, and demi-soloist and corps roles in George Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare, and George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations. With the Boston Ballet II, Alexandra performed in Jorma Elo’s Overglow, Yury Yanowsky’s Conversation Pieces, and Victor Plotnikov’s Colloquial Dream. With Boston Ballet, she performed in Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and George Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Coppelia. Alexandra joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an apprentice for our 2016/2017 season and was promoted to corps de ballet for 2017/2018, and then to demi-soloist for 2019/2020. She has danced with the company in highlight roles including Gamzatti in La Bayadère, Myrtha in Giselle, and Cupid and Flower Girls in Don Quixote. She also performed soloist roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Paquita, and Jewels, and pas de deux in Petite Mort and DGV. Alexandra was also involved in the company premieres of Rush and Episode 31, and the world premieres of This Divide and

Divertimento No. 15 (Next Generation performance, principal role)

· Swan Lake

· Balanchine’s Symphony in C

PERSONAL QUOTE

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
– Walt Disney

FUN FACT

Alexandra’s played a dancer in the movie The Game Plan.

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Performance Highlights

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy, Precious Stone)
  • Cinderella (Spring Fairy)
  • Giselle (Myrtha)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Four Little Swans)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop)
  • La Bayadère (Gamzatti)
  • Don Quixote (Flower Girl, Cupid)
  • Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Episode 31 (company premiere)
  • Rush (company premiere)

 

  • Chicken Bone Brain (world premiere)
  • Jewels (Emeralds Pas de Trois)
  • Theme and Variations
  • Western Symphony
  • Petite Mort
  • Paquita (Soloist)
  • Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV (3rd Pas de Deux)
  • Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces
  • Jerome Robbins’ The Cage
  • George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Russell Ducker’s This Divide (world premiere)

With Boston Ballet II:

  • Divertimento No. 15 (Next Generation performance, principal role)
  • Swan Lake
  • George Balanchine’s Symphony in C

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