Alexandra Gilliom was born in Denver, Colorado. After moving to Costa Rica at the age of six, she started pursuing ballet more seriously at a small studio called Happy Feet. Her training here enabled her to gain acceptance into the Denver School of the Arts, so at the age of 11, she moved back to Denver to study both there and at the Colorado Ballet Academy. Throughout her time at Colorado Ballet Academy, she was able to perform in various academy productions as well as productions with the company including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland among others. Alexandra was also able to participate in the Denver Ballet Guild during her time with Colorado Ballet Academy where she finalized twice after training under Heather Prokhnitski. In 2019, after seven years at both the Denver School of the Arts and Colorado Ballet Academy, Alexandra was offered a studio company contract with the Colorado Ballet. In 2021, Alexandra was promoted to Apprentice. Since joining Colorado Ballet she has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of works including George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Septime Webre’s Wizard of Oz, and Don Quixote.
Dance training and Awards:
Colorado Ballet Academy
Denver School of the Arts
Happy Feet Ballet Studio
Summer intensives at The Harid Conservatory, Houston Ballet Academy,
and Colorado Ballet Academy
4th Place at Denver Ballet Guild 2018, Top 10 in 2016
Joined Colorado Ballet:
Promoted from Academy to Studio Company in 2019
Promoted to Apprentice in 2021
During her first year with Colorado Ballet Academy in 2012, Alexandra was able to perform as the king’s page in The Sleeping Beauty. Ever since then it has been her favorite ballet!