Alexandra Damiani

Appointed Artistic Director of Ballets Jazz Montréal in the spring of 2021, Alexandra Damiani has been playing a major role in the dance community for over two decades. During her 10 years with New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (2005-2015), first as Ballet Master and then as Artistic Director, she worked with internationally renowned choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter... She also presented the company in major cities and international festivals, including at the Lyon Biennale in France and Sadler’s Wells in London. Alexandra Damiani is a multidisciplinary artist who has been bringing her expertise to the world of film, television and advertising for many years. Her credits include acting the Ballet Master in Darren Aronofsky’s cult movie Black Swan and working alongside Tanisha Scott on Cardi B’s performance for the 2019 BET Awards.
A native of France, she trained in classical dance at the Geneva Dance Center, and later with teachers from the Paris Opera Ballet. After winning the Bayonne competition in France, she received a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the US. She began as a soloist in New York with Donald Byrd/The Group and with the company Complexions, directed by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. Her career continued in Montreal with the RUBBERBANDance Group and later with the BJM under the direction of Louis Robitaille (2002-2005).

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