Alyssa Springer, Apprentice
Orange County, California
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow
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 had the opportunity to perform 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, Anaheim Ballet, and Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy. Also, Ms. Springer was fortunate enough to spend two summers at the prestigious Stiefel and Stars program, where she danced alongside numerous international ballet stars and worked with renowned chorographers. In her first year as a Houston Ballet Academy student, Ms. Springer received the opportunity to perform as a Snowflake with the company in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker. She was asked to join Houston Ballet II midyear and was offered an apprenticeship with the company shortly after. In addition, she has performed in Stanton Welch's A Dance in the Garden of Mirth; Ben Stevenson's Romeo and Juliet; Bournonville's Napoli and Konservatoire; Nile Christe's ZIN!, Les Sylphides, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Paquita.
Headshot by Amitava Sarkar