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Proia, Artistic Director
Alexandre Proia began his professional
career with the Boston Ballet and was invited to join New
York City Ballet under Peter Martins and Jerome Robbins in
performed with NYB as a soloist and principal dancer.
He was featured in the Tony-nominated Broadway
Chronicle of a Death Foretold in 1995, was a guest
artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1997, and
worked with director/choreographer Martha Clarke for three
years on various productions, including Vers La Flamme
and Hans Christian Andersen, beginning in 1999.
France, Alexandre studied ballet with
Michelle Miance in Mantes La Jolie before entering the
of Paris Opera Ballet.
There he studied under the tutelage of such teachers as
Claude Bessy, Max Bozzoni, Solange Golovine, Rene Bon,
Gilbert Meyer, Molly Molloy, Joseph Roussillo and Michel
graduating in 1980, he was awarded a grant to study at the
American Dance Festival at Duke
in Durham, NC.
Professionally, he has performed,
taught and choreographed for numerous companies and schools
across the globe including New York City Ballet, School of
American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Atlanta Ballet,
Stars of Paris Opera, the Paris Opera, Teatro Colon (Buenos
Aires), Maggio Danza (Florence), Cape Town City Ballet (SA),
Ballettakademien (Stockholm), the Juilliard School, the
Ailey School, Steps on Broadway, the Lines Ballet School
(San Francisco), the New Jersey Ballet, Bordeaux Opera
Ballet and the Joffrey School in New York.