Alex Manning

Corps de Ballet

Hometown:  State College, Pennsylvania

Alex Manning grew up in State College, Pa., where he began taking ballet classes at the Ballet Theatre of Central Pennsylvania. At the age of 13, Manning attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Mass. He was a ballet major there for his freshman and sophomore years of high school. He then attended Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pa. from 2010-2013 where he trained with director Marcia Dale Weary, and also trained privately with Laszlo Berdo and Leslie Hench. Manning was awarded the Jerome Robbins Scholarship in 2012 while attending CPYB. In 2013, at age 18, he was offered a student apprenticeship with Miami City Ballet School. He was promoted to a member of the corps de ballet for the 2014-2015 season.

Roles since joining MCB

George Balanchine:
Diamonds
Rubies
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Candy Cane, Chinese, Soldier Doll)
A Midsummer Nights’ Dream
Bourree Fantasque
La Valse

Jerome Robbins:
The Concert (Shy Boy)
West Side Story Suite
Glass Pieces

Justin Peck:
Year of the Rabbit
Heatscape (3rd movement principal)

Twyla Tharp:
Sweet Fields

Alexei Ratmansky:
The Fairy’s Kiss
Concerto DSCH

Paul Taylor:
Company B (Tico, Joseph)

Jerome Robbins/Twyla Tharp:
Brahms/Handel (Tharp Demi-soloist)

Richard Alston:
Carmen

Classical Repertoire:
Romeo and Juliet, John Cranko
Don Quixote
Giselle