Carter Alexander

Dance

Visiting Artist-in-Residence

Email

accarter@mail.smu.edu

Carter Alexander began dance training with his mother Amanda Stone in Cheyenne, Wyo. He continued his training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and at the Dallas Ballet Academy. After graduating from high school Alexander danced with the Hartford Ballet, where he studied with internationally renowned teacher Truman Finney. While dancing with the Hartford Ballet, Alexander also met his wife Jeanne Elser. He continued his career with the Kansas City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet and taught on the school faculties of both companies. After retiring from dancing, Alexander was the principal teacher at Ballet Workshop New England and artistic associate for the Massachusetts Youth Ballet. Alexander then reunited with Finney at the School of Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, where he served as assistant school director. He also served as a senior faculty member for seven years at Miami City Ballet School (MCBS) as well as serving as the school principal. While at MCBS, Alexander’s work with pre-professional students was instrumental in helping over 70 students gain professional work. Since 2013, Alexander has served as associate artistic director of Chamberlain Performing Arts in Plano, Texas. He also serves on the board of directors of Dance Council of North Texas.

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