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Alexa Maxwell is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and began her dance training at the age of four at Deanne’s Dance Studio. She later studied dance at other schools before enrolling at the Minnesota Dance Theatre for two years, where her teachers included Lise Houlton and NYCB alumna Gloria Govrin.

In 2009, she began training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet studying under Marcia Dale Weary.

During the summer of 2012, Ms. Maxwell attended a summer session at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full-time student later that same year.

Ms. Maxwell became an apprentice with NYCB in December 2012 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2013.

Photo © Paul Kolnik


  • Ballo della Regina
  • Chaconne
  • La Sonnambula (Pastorale)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Coffee, Lead Flower)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Butterfly)
  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet


  • Bal de Couture
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Eight Easy Pieces
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Courage, Ruby)
  • Swan Lake (Princess, Spanish)


  • Russian Seasons
  • Voices


  • The Cage
  • Fancy Free


  • Emanon – In Two Movements

Kyle Abraham

  • Love Letter (on shuffle)

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

  • Unframed

Troy Schumacher

  • Common Ground


  • Les Bosquets

Justin Peck

  • Everywhere We Go
  • The Most Incredible Thing
  • The Times Are Racing

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Odessa