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Alexander Maryianowski

Alexander Maryianowski

Born in Abilene, Texas, in 2003, Alexander Maryianowski discovered his passion for classical dance at an early age. At the age of seventeen, he was accepted into the final year of the Houston Ballet Academy, where he perfected his art with rigour and determination. After graduating, he immediately joined Houston Ballet II, demonstrating his talent and potential.

The following season, Alexander joined Boston Ballet as an apprentice. Quickly noticed for his talent, he was promoted to the corps de ballet the following season. While with Boston Ballet, he performed numerous leading roles, including Lensky in Onegin, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, and solo roles in ballets by such renowned choreographers as John Cranko, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Wayne McGregor, and Alexander Ekman.

After four landmark seasons with the Boston Ballet, Alexander took the next step by joining the Paris Opera Ballet, becoming the first American dancer to join this prestigious company as a permanent member. His time with the Paris Opera Ballet has been highly successful, performing roles in great classical ballets choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev, as well as soloist roles in works such as the five men in George Balanchine's Who Cares?, Wayne McGregor's Dante's The Egoists, and the jailer in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. Alexander also shines in leading roles in Jiří Kylián's Petite Morte and Stepping Stones.

In November 2023, Alexander Maryianowski was promoted to the rank of Coryphée, a well-deserved recognition of his talent and hard work.

Languages spoken: French and English

Photo credit: ARR