Alexander Álvarex Silvestre was born in Hiqüey (Dominican Republic) in 2003, but grew up in San Juan (Puerto Rico). He started dancing at the age of 16 at the Centro Danza in San Juan. He then moved to Texas (United States) where he studied for a year at the Feijóo Ballet School. During this same year, he participated in the Youth America Grand Prix. There, he received a scholarship to complete his ballet training at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, where he will graduate in 2023. During his studies in Amsterdam, Alexander has already had the opportunity to dance in The Sleeping Beauty by Dutch National Ballet. As of season 2023/2024, he will join the Junior Company.
Alexander: “In the upcoming season, I expect to face challenges, experience growth and accomplish great achievements. This year – my first year as a professional dancer – is going to be another year during which I can meticulously materialize my passion into movement itself. I am going to see my strengths, weaknesses and confidence as a whole and merge them to become more of that special thing inside of me that brought me here in the first place.”
Place of birth:
Hiqüey (Dominican Republic)
With Dutch National Ballet since:
Career with Dutch National Ballet:
Junior Company (2023)
Centro Danza (San Juan), Feijóo Ballet School (Texas), Dutch National Ballet Academy (Amsterdam)