ALEXANDRIA SORENSON

Assistant Directory/Performer

Alexandria Sorenson began her early training at Pure Movement Dance Institute under the direction of Rhea Gill in Lincoln, Nebraska. There she discovered her love of dance, especially classical ballet. Alexandria grew up dancing modern, jazz, and tap dance as well as ballet. She danced at Jacqueline’s school of ballet with Jacqueline Colledge and Heather Gray. Alexandria also danced with Wasatch Arts Center under the direction of Alice White. In the Spring of 2018, she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, emphasis in Ballet and a minor in Community Health from Utah Valley University. While attending the university, Alexandria was a member of Repertory Ballet Ensemble under the direction of Mark Borchelt and Jamie Johnson. The company performed many works including excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, and works from Daniel Charon, Andy Noble, Sarah Donohue, Mark Borchelt, and Jamie Johnson. Alexandria is currently dancing with SALT Contemporary Dance’s sister company SALT2 and has recently completed her second season with Oquirrh West Project. Although Alexandria started choreographing at age 15, studying at Utah Valley University has nourished her passion for choreography and given her the tools necessary to express her artistic voice. Alexandria studied closely the choreographic processes of Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Doug Varone, and Liz Lerman which regularly influences her own choreographic works. Recently, Alexandria presented her work Evaporated Rhythm at the Utah Dance Festival and won the Judges Choice award. She is currently the co-choreographer for Oquirrh Mountain Ballet and the choreographic director for Wasatch Arts Center’s performing dance company. She hopes to continue expanding her choreographic repertoire.Alexandria also loves teaching. She started the first ever Tap club at Utah Valley University with a few fellow dancers. She was also involved in the formation of Utah Valley University’s Choreography Club. These clubs continue to thrive and gives dancers opportunities to perform, choreograph, and improve technique. Alexandria is an instructor at Wasatch Arts Center. Her teaching experience includes all levels of ballet technique, pointe technique, creative movement, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary, and improvisation. Alexandria lives, breathes, and exudes dance each day through her students and her own performance opportunities. She loves the beauty of nature, playing the cello, and trying out new yummy recipes!

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