March 2, 2024
The Paramount Theatre
This special performance will include several dance pieces with exciting, original choreography that will help us delve into the beautiful, magical, and many faceted world of ballet! It will be an exciting and beautiful celebration of dance and a performance that all of our young aspiring dancers should see!
Congratulations to Abilene Ballet Theatre Alumnus
for being awarded a Lifetime Contract with the Paris Opera Ballet!
Alexander recently competed in the annual concours in Paris, France and won FIRST PLACE! This means that he was awarded a LIFE TIME CONTRACT with the Paris Opera Ballet! Approximately 230 male dancers auditioned, and Alex made each final cut.
All these dancers perform the pre-selected routine for a panel of judges, who are their peers within this company. There are anywhere between 9-14 judges, most are advanced dancers and the Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet company. To receive this lifetime contract, the dancer must receive at least 7 first place marks, and Alexander won all 7 first place marks!
Before performing with the Paris Opera Ballet (on three month term contracts), Alex danced with Boston Ballet for four years.
We are thrilled for Alexander and proud of his hard work and determination (even in the midst of the pandemic and shut downs) to achieve his dream! Congratulations Alexander - You deserve every bit of this!