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:
A Midsummer Nights’ Dream
Bourree Fantasque
Diamonds
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Candy Cane, Chinese, Soldier Doll)
La Valse
Rubies
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Theme and Variations

Jerome Robbins:
Glass Pieces
I’m Old Fashioned
The Concert (Shy Boy)
West Side Story Suite

Justin Peck:
Heatscape (3rd movement principal)
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Year of the Rabbit

Twyla Tharp:
Nine Sinatra Songs
Sweet Fields

Alexei Ratmansky:
Concerto DSCH
Symphonic Dances
The Fairy’s Kiss

Paul Taylor:
Company B (Tico, Joseph)
Mercuric Tidings

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

Richard Alston:
Carmen

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

Brian Brooks
One Line Drawn