Alex began dancing from the age of 6. He then went on to train at the prestigious Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge and then it’s Upper School from 1988 – 1995. During his time at the school he was selected to tour with the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company and also chosen to work with the Royal Ballet Company, performing at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
On graduating, Alex gained employment with the Ballet Schindowski in Germany, where two years later was promoted to Soloist and then Principle Soloist.
After 6 years with Ballet Schindowski, Alex joined Ballet Kiel (also in Germany) as a Principle Soloist where he expanded his contemporary dance knowledge and performed in many new works such as ‘The Doors’, ‘Mozart’s Requiem’ and ‘The Wall’ all choreographed by Mario Schroeder, now the Artistic Director of Leipzig Ballet Company. In 2005 Alex returned to London and worked as a freelance dancer. London West End credits include ‘Equus’ (starring Daniel Radcliff ) and Will Tuckett’s production of ‘Pinocchio’, performing at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre. Alex also then toured with ‘Equus’, in it’s UK wide tour. Following this he then went on to tour as guest soloist in Japan, with Tetsuaya Kumakawa’s K Ballet Company, ( ‘Giselle’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Coppelia’.) Whilst in London, Alex began teaching and on moving to West Sussex, completed both ISTD’s DDI (Level 3) and DDE (Level4/5) Ballet teaching diplomas.
Alex is now Head of Ballet at the Brighton Academy, which is a musical theatre vocational school and is also Assistant Manager/Head Coach for B A Academy, a company which specialises in providing after school activities such as, dance, gymnastics, football, cricket etc. in Primary schools across Brighton & Hove.) Alex also teaches within various Ballet schools across Sussex and has been a guest teacher for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London).