Corps de Ballet • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2019
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
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 there 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 Colorado Ballet Academy. Throughout her time at Colorado Ballet Academy, she performed in various academy productions and productions with the company, including The Nutcracker, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, and Septime Webre’s Alice in Wonderland, among others. Alexandra also participated in the Denver Ballet Guild during her time with Colorado Ballet Academy, where she finalized twice after training under Heather Prokhnitski. She also attended summer intensives at Houston Ballet Academy, The Harid Conservatory, and Colorado Ballet Academy.
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, and in 2023 she was promoted to the Corps de Ballet. 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, Don Quixote, Jirí Kylián’s Sinfonietta, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Giselle, Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet, and Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias.