Alexandra Teachers


Alex Cowie

Alex began dancing at the age of 6. He then went on to train at the Royal Ballet School's White Lodge and then it's Upper School from 1988-1995. During his last few years as a student he worked touring with 'Romeo and Juliet' and dancing in 'The Nutcracker' with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. With the Royal Ballet he danced in 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Giselle' at Convent Garden. He joined Ballet Schindowski in Germany where two years later was promoted to Soloist. After 6 years with them he joined Ballet Kiel also as a Soloist expanding his contemporary dance knowledge and performed in new works such as 'The Doors', 'Mozart's requieM' and 'The Wall' which were choreographed by Mario Schroeder. In 2005 Alex returned to London and worked as a freelance dancer. West End credits include 'Equus' starring Daniel Radcliff and Will Tuckett's production of 'Pinocchio' at The Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre. Following the UK tour of 'Equus', Alex also performed and toured as Guest Soloist with Tetsuaya Kumakawa's K Ballet in Japan with 'Giselle' and 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Whilst in London Alex began teaching and, on moving to West Sussex, he has completed his ISTD DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) and will be embarking on ISTD's DDE (Diploma in Dance Education) course this year. Alex has recently taught as a guest teacher at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and also at Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts in Haywards Heath.

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Janis Darvill
Gemma Gardner
Kerry Mace
Shanna Oswald
Kaori Nakazawa-Cowie
Alex Cowie
Danielle Ashton

Denise Ponsonby (Principal)


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