Photo: David Bailey

ALEXANDRA MEISTER

From Aurora, Ohio
With Nashville Ballet since 2008

Training and Education
Sharron's School of Dance, Houston Ballet, Training with Ana Lobe, NB2

Previously Nashville Ballet Apprentice

Competitor in
2016 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, 2010 USA International Ballet Competition, 2011 Boston International Ballet Competition

BIO
Alexandra Meister, a native of Ohio, began training at Sharron's School of Dance. She continued her ballet training under Ana Lobe and various teachers throughout northeast Ohio as well as summer programs at Nutmeg and Houston Ballet. In 2008, Meister was invited to join Nashville Ballet’s second company, NB2. In September of 2010 she was offered an apprentice contract, and in the same season a company contract.

Her performances with Nashville Ballet include Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Dark Angel in George Balanchine’s Serenade, the pas de trois and a big swan in Swan Lake, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s Nashville Nutcracker, Mrs. Darling in Vasterling’s Peter Pan, Lucy in Vasterling’s Dracula and Flora in Vasterling’s Carmina Burana. Her contemporary work includes pieces by Salvatore Aiello, George Balanchine, Brian Enos, James Gregg, Graham Lustig, Gina Patterson, James Sewell, Sarah Slipper and Christopher Stuart.

In summer 2016, Meister represented Nashville Ballet at the 27th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. She and her partner, Nicolas Scheuer, prepared the Sugar Plum pas de deux from Vasterling’s Nashville’s Nutcracker, the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake and an excerpt from Le Corsaire. Vasterling and Nashville Ballet company dancer and budding choreographer Christopher Stuart also created contemporary works on them.

Previous competitions include 2010 USA International Ballet competition and the 2011 Boston International Ballet Competition.

In her spare time, Meister can be found weeding gardens for her small business, The Wacky Weeders.