Alexandra MacDonald  
Organization: National Ballet of Canada (Canada)

Position: First Soloist

Years: 2016

Awards: Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award 2006, Genée International Ballet Competition 2006, Youth America Grand Prix finalist 2007, Patron Award of Merit 2010, David Tory Award 2018

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Alexandra MacDonald was born in Calgary, Alberta and trained at the International School of Ballet in Calgary, Alberta and Boston Ballet’s Trainee Program in Massachusetts. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2007 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2016.

Recently, Ms. MacDonald made her debut as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Her repertoire includes such roles as the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Hungarian Princess in Swan Lake, Principal and First Fairy and Diamond Lady in The Sleeping Beauty, Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, in Giselle, Choleric in The Four Temperaments and La Vaniteuse in Le Petit Prince. Ms. MacDonald also danced roles in the world premiere of Frame by Frame by Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté as well as in such ballets as Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Nijinsky, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, Hamlet, The Seagull, Pinocchio, The Concert, Symphony in C, Elite Syncopations, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Theme and Variations, The Four Seasons, West Side Story Suite, Glass Pieces, Carousel (A Dance), Emergence, Cacti and The Dreamers Ever Leave You.

In 2010, Ms. MacDonald received the Patron Award of Merit. She was a finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix and competed in the Prix de Lausanne in 2007. In 2006, Ms. MacDonald received the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award and was a finalist in the Genée International Ballet Competition. Most recently, she was the recipient of the 2017/18 David Tory Award.