|Death: ||Dec. 2, 2007|
Dancer. Born in Calgary, Canada, Jennifer Alexander began studying ballet at the age of five at the Alberta Ballet School. From the age of 14, Alexander studied at the school of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and joined that company at the age of 18. In 1991, Alexander was awarded the Arnold Spohr Scholarship. She danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1991-1993.
In 1993, Alexander came to New York and appeared in the Broadway production of The Red Shoes and also performed the role of Louise Carousel and was in the movie Center Stage.
She joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in August 1994. Her repertoire with the Company includes roles in all of the full-length ballets as well as Leto in Apollo, the (I Went Hunting and) The Big Bad Wolf Was Dead solo from Black Tuesday, the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the lead Pirate Woman in Le Corsaire, Hermia in The Dream, the Blue Girl in Fancy Free, the Young Girl in The Green Table, Bathilde in Giselle, the Girl in Red in Les Patineurs, the Ranch Owner's Daughter in Rodeo, the Italian Princess and Lead Czardas in Swan Lake, Effie in La Sylphide, His Mistress in Weren't We Fools? and roles in Sinfonietta and Symphony in C.
She died after suffering fatal injuries in a car accident when returned from an appearance of The Nutcracker in Pennsylvania. The American Ballet Theatre have now set up a trust fund in her honor. The others with her in the car Alexander's husband Julio Bragado-Young and Nicole Graniero, as well as a dancer from the Martha Graham School were seriously injured but not killed.
Created by: Medora
Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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