Born in Grand Junction, Colorado, at the age of 7 Alex began his training at The Institute of Dancing Arts. He has also trained with Jean-Philippe Malaty, Executive Director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and participated in the Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancer's Competition from 2004 through 2009. In 2009, he was awarded the Florence Ruston Award for Overall Excellence. He also began training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City and in 2010, he became the first recipient of their David Hallberg Scholarship. Alex was a member of American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company for the 2011/2012 season and performed with ABT II on its 2011 European tour where he danced Jerome Robbins's “Interplay,” George Balanchine's “Allegro Brillante,” and Antony Tudor's “Continuo.”
His professional ballet career started at the former Ballet San Jose in 2012. He was promoted to soloist in 2015 and danced many leading roles, notably Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Les Renezdevous,” George Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations,” and Jorma Elo’s “Glow-Stop.” Alex joined the Washington Ballet in Washington DC in 2017 and was a part of the company for four seasons. There he danced the role of Paris in John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the Hoofer in George Balanchine’s “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,” the lead in George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante,” and George Balanchine’s “Tarantella” Pas de Duex, among others.
Alex has practiced Pilates throughout his ballet career, initially as way to cross train and improve his performance as a dancer. Pilates improved his practice as a dancer but as he dove deeper into the work, he also learned the benefits of Pilates for everyday function and wellbeing. Alex has worked closely with Maria Jacobs-Yu (co-owner of Urban Body San Jose) and has been inspired by her passion as a teacher. With her as a mentor, he has started his path to becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Alex is a part of the Pure Body Teacher Training program, hosted by Urban Body San Jose, and looks forward to sharing his knowledge of Pilates and passing it on through teaching.