Company Member since 2018
Alexandra Meister-Upleger, 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, she 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 was promoted to company member. This season she joins us for her first season at Grand Rapids Ballet.
During her time with Nashville Ballet she has performed principal roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Dracula and Cinderella. She has also performed leading roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Christopher Bruce, Jiri Kylian and Salvatore Aiello. She has had the pleasure of working with Christopher Wheeldon, Brian Enos, James Gregg, Anthony Krutzkamp, Darrell Moultrie, Gina Patterson, Sarah Slipper, James Sewell and Christopher Stuart.
In the summer of 2016, Mrs. Meister-Upleger represented the USA at the 27th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. She and her partner, Nicolas Scheuer, performed Medora and the Slave from Le Corsaire. Previous competitions include the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition and the 2011 Boston International Ballet Competition.