BdA dancers to dance in prestigious int’l ballet competition Varna IBC

Updated: May 27, 2018

Ballet des Amériques
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Isodale Alexis was born into a family of professional artists. She started her ballet training at the age of five. At the age of 13, she started training pre-professionally with her mother, Carole Alexis, internationally renowned for her extraordinary pedagogy and choreographies. Isodale was accepted and offered merit scholarships to numerous programs such as the Manhattan Youth Ballet, Studio Maestro, Joffrey Ballet, and Dance Theater of Harlem. At the age of 17, Isodale realized that in order to achieve the clean lines and impeccable technique that are the hallmark of her mother’s students, she would have to train with her full-time at the conservatory of Ballet des Amériques. In 2012, she graduated from the conservatory and joined the professional company of Ballet des Amériques in the fall of the same year. Since then, Isodale has danced in over 50 performances with the company. Isodale has performed on the stages of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Florence Gould Hall, the Joyce Theatre, L’Atrium Martinique, just to name a few. Isodale attended the 2017 Bolshoi Summer Intensive and was also invited to the August 2017 “ART of” a Ballet Summer Course supported by William Forsythe in Marseille, France.

Alexandria Ina Rose moved from the Philippines in 2010 and became a student of Carole Alexis at the age of 10. She has trained intensively with Carole Alexis for the past 7 years, 6 times a week, while receiving additional training in music, Flamenco, modern dance etc. Always achieving great results in academics, Alexandria Ina Rose made a choice very early on to become a professional dancer. Consequently, she joined conservatory program of Ballet des Amériques and switched to online academic education. Alexandria Ina Rose was accepted into the 2017 summer intensives of Juilliard, Bolshoi, American Ballet theatre and in the dance program of the Opera de Paris in 2016 in the superior level, previously in 2014 in the level moyen. Alexandria Ina Rose was invited to join the company as a trainee to enhance and develop artistry and receive professional experience before graduation.

Established in 2011 under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, as its name implies, inserts itself into the French cultural heritage of the Americas. Composed of classically trained dancers of diverse backgrounds, the young company has already danced the choreography of Carole Alexis in over 50 public performances beginning with its debut at the Festival de Fort-de-France in Martinique in 2011. As the resident dance company of the Tarrytown Music Hall, Ballet des Amériques is building on the success of its Evenings of Dance series to develop a regional dance audience in Westchester and neighboring counties. With its local roots and international orientation, the company is poised to grow its audiences beyond dance connoisseurs to reach those who have never been exposed to this art and especially young people, in conscious fulfillment of the educational function of dance in the spirit of Maurice Béjart.

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