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AlesSandra Ball

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Dancing Since: Age 3
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 8
Never misses an episode of: Sex and the City
If she weren’t dancing she would be: Chef
Favorite vacation spot: Charleston, SC
Advice for aspiring dancers: “Keep dancing only because you love it – no other reason.”

Alessandra trained with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre under the direction of Lisa Sheppard. She also trained with Stanislav Issaev and went on to compete in the Premio Roma International Ballet Competition where she received third prize and the Grishko Prize for Charm and Elegance. Alessandra danced with Colorado Ballet for one season before joining North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 and later, the main company. In 2008, after six years with NC Dance Theatre, Alessandra moved to Madrid, Spain, where she danced with the Victor Ullate Ballet. Alessandra has performed in George Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Who Cares?; Jerome Robbin’s Fancy Free; Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs and The Golden Section; and as Mina in Mark Godden’s Dracula. She is a 2005 Princess Grace Dance Fellowship Award winner.