Alyssa Springer, First Year Corps
Orange County, California
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Houston Ballet II
John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow
Pacific Northwest Ballet
California Conservatory of Dance
Joined the Company
Favorite Ballet: I can't choose just one!
The realization that performing brings me unparalleled joy is what I consider to be a defining moment.
Alyssa Springer began training at Ballet Pacifica, where she performed as Clara in Brian Reeder’s The Nutcracker under the direction of Ethan Stiefel. Ms. Springer continued her training with John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow of American Ballet Theatre, as well as California Conservatory of Dance and Anaheim Ballet. For two summers, Ms. Springer attended the prestigious Stiefel and Stars program, where she danced alongside numerous international ballet stars and worked with renowned choreographers.
In her first year as a Houston Ballet Academy student, Ms. Springer performed as a Snowflake with the company in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker. She joined Houston Ballet II midyear and was offered an apprenticeship with the company shortly after. Ms. Springer has appeared in a number of world premieres by Stanton Welch, as well as James Kudelka’s world premiere of Passion in 2013 as a demi-soloist. In 2014, Ms. Springer had the tremendous opportunity to work with William Forsythe and perform his iconic In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated in the lead role originated by Paris Opera’s Sylvie Guillem. In addition to Forsythe, Kudelka, Stevenson, and Welch, Ms. Springer has also performed works by George Balanchine, August Bournonville, David Bintley, Ronald Hynd, Jiří Kylián, Trey McIntyre, and Twyla Tharp.
Headshot by Amitava Sarkar