Alexandra Hughes began dancing at age four in Glens Falls, New York and advanced her education with the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre under former Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer Pamara Perry. Alexandra continued her training at the North Carolina School of the Arts and spent four years attending the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City.
Alexandra joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an apprentice for the 2011/2012 season. She was promoted to corps de ballet in 2012/2013 and soloist in 2017/2018. She has originated roles in Matthew Neenan’s At Various Points, Shift to Minor, It goes that way, and Somnolence as well as Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental, Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action and Ghost Stories, and Yin Yue’s A Trace of Inevitability. She has performed in many works by Christopher Wheeldon, William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins, and most notably as Giselle in Angel Corella’s Giselle. Her Balanchine repertoire includes principal roles in Square Dance, Theme and Variations, Emeralds, Rubies, Western Symphony, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella, and Apollo (Calliope). Alexandra has also performed works by David Dawson, Nacho Duato, Alexander Eckman, Jiri Kylian, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Hellen Pickett, Justin Peck, Ben Stevenson, and Twyla Tharp. Alexandra was also featured in Margo Sappington’s Under the Sun Pas de Deux during the PBS nationwide broadcast of “Pennsylvania Ballet at 50.”
She is thrilled to join Indianapolis Ballet for their 2020/21 season.
Photo Credit: Vikki Sloviter