Dancer - demi soloist

Originating from Canada

Alexander Burton was born in Vancouver (Canada) and received his professional training at Arts Umbrella. After graduation, he was invited to join Ballet British Columbia as an apprentice under the direction of Emily Molnar. The following season he became a full member of Ballet British Columbia and over the course of four years he performed choreographies by William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite and Jacopo Godani, among others. In 2014, Alexander joined Wen Wei Dance to perform the piece 7th Sense and as a guest artist, danced with Ballet Kelowna in works by James Kudelka and Simone Orlando. Alexander has also created his own choreography for a performance featuring the work of Ballet British Columbia’s artists. 
Alexander joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2015 and was promoted to demi soloist in the season of ‘16-’17. In Dance Europe (octobre 2017) he was nominated in the category Outstanding Perfomance of a Male Dancer for his performances in Pond Way and Café Müller: "His Cunningham hops were truly exciting and buoyant, and the emotion in the Bausch heartfelt."