Alex Danna began dancing at the age of sixteen in New Orleans, Louisiana with the New Orleans Ballet Association. He then attended the Houston Ballet Academy for two years on scholarship. In 2016, he was accepted in Texas Ballet Theater company where he has performed roles such as: Alcebiades in Ben Stevenson’s Cleopatra, Ghost in Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances, and a Blue Fairy Shadow in Will Tucket’s Pinocchio.
Where are you from?
New Orleans, LA
When did you begin dancing?
16 years old
Why did you begin dancing?
I began as part of a theater program.
When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
What is your favorite ballet to see?
My favorite ballet to see is Petite Mort.
What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Dracula – I aspire to be Ben Stevenson’s Dracula
What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
Working with and learning from so many people – the continuous learning from partners.
What’s your favorite song?
The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
What’s your guilty pleasure?
What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Do you have a favorite sports team? If so, who?
New Orleans Saints
If you could drive any car, what would it be?
Audi R8 v10 Spyder