Alexandra Dickson - Dance Teacher
Company Name: Lynch Dance Institute
Location: San Diego, California, United States
- Attended: Training Turnout in Tiny Dancers Intensive, Online, 2021
- Attended: Pointe Intensive, Santa Cruz, 2019
- Attended: Core Intensive, Santa Cruz, 2019
- Attended: Flexibility Intensive, Santa Cruz, 2019
Alexandra Dickson was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She trained at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, B.C., for 10 years, and at Pacific Northwest Ballet on full scholarship. Alex joined PNB as a corps member in 1990, and after two years returned to her native Canada to perform with Ballet British Columbia. It was there that she toured throughout Canada and the U.S. performing works by such choreographers as William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, John Alleyne, and James Kudelka. In 1995 Alex returned to PNB as a soloist and performed feature roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, La Valse, Agon, Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, Divertimento #15, Chaconne, Ballet Imperial, Theme and Variations, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Alex also had an extensive neoclassical and contemporary repertoire that included works by Kent Stowell, Mark Dendy, Clark Tippet, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Lar Lubavitch, Lila York, Donald Byrd, Rudy Van Danzig, Nicolo Fonte, Kevin O’Day, Eliot Feld, Miriam Mahdaviani, Choo San Goh, Ton Simons, Val Caniparoli and Nacho Duato. From 2007-2014 she danced for Seattle Dance Project in works by Molissa Fenley, Donald Byrd, Hilde Koch, and Edwaard Liang. She performed the leading role in Edwaard Liang’s Flight of Angels as well as his ballet To Converse Too. Most recently she has performed as the Stepmother in Mr. Liang’s Cinderella and assisted the Artistic team at BalletMet as children’s ballet mistress and stager of Liang’s works.. She is also a Stott Certified Pilates Instructor and has coached and trained gymnasts, ice skaters, and other top-performing athletes. "I love my time in the studio with my students. Whether they are recreational dancers or budding professionals I find such delight in passing on all the good that I have been so very fortunate to have experienced during my very rich and personally fulfilling professional career. It is a true privilege to be a teacher and I believe that it is my responsibility to encourage my students and help each one of them embrace an authentic sense of self."
The brilliant work that Lisa does is in complete alignment with the way we teach at our studio. We love learning, and having her expertise at the forefront of my mind helps tremendously in the education of our students. Building confidence and giving children of all ages the power of knowledge is EVERYTHING! Thank you Lisa for providing us the tools and support that help us provide safe, intelligent dance education. Education is power!