Alexander Whitley

Born in Penrith in the UK, Alexander Whitley trained at the Royal Ballet School and throughout his career has performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Michael Clark Company, Sydney Dance Company, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and New Movement Collective, of which he is a founder-member. DanceEast has supported Alex with studio space, commissioning funds, production weeks and preview performance opportunities. He has also worked with our CAT students and Aldeburgh Young Musicians on a Music and Dance Colab in 2016.

Whitley has choreographed for the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Balletboyz, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance amongst others. Independently he has created work for the Royal Opera House’s Summer Collection and Exposure dance programmes, created the short films Atelic and Vantage with Duckeye, collaborated with design artists Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen and most recently, created The Measures Taken, a full length work incorporating motion-tracked interactive visuals in collaboration with digital arts studio Marshmallow Laser Feast.

Whitley has been an Affiliate Choreographer of the Royal Ballet Studio Programme, is a New Wave Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and his recently formed company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, is an associate of Rambert’s new South Bank building. He has twice been nominated for the Critics’ Circle National Dance awards and was shortlisted for the 2012 Arts Foundation choreographic fellowship.

“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with DanceEast as an Associate Artist and look forward excitedly to building firmer connections and developing my company’s work within the region over the next two years.”
Alexander Whitley