Department of Theatre

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Alexandra Bergman

Adjunct Instructor of Dance

Seiskaya Ballet Academy
Tulsa Ballet

Originally from Sweden, Alexandra grew up on Long Island and received her formative dance training from Valia Seiskaya at Seiskaya Ballet Academy. Alexandra began her professional career at Tulsa Ballet as an Apprentice and worked her way through the ranks to Principal Dancer, performing a full spectrum of classical, Balanchine and contemporary works. Her most memorable performances include the Chosen One in The Rite of Spring, the Principal Woman in Val Caniparoli's Lambarena, Ma Cong's Carmina Burana, Nacho Duato's Arenal and Rassemblement, Olympe in Lady of the Camellias, Myrtle in The Great Gatsby and Milady in The Three Musketeers. She has also danced principal roles in La Sylphide, Theme and Variations, Push Comes to Shove, Carmen, Black Tuesday, The Concert and Black Cake. She recently enjoyed performing works by renowned choreographers William Forsythe and Jiři Kylian and having roles created for her by Val Caniparoli, Young Soon Hue, Tony Fabre, Ma Cong and Nicolo Fonte. Alexandra has been featured in Pointe Magazine and on the cover of Dance Magazine. She was an awardee at the NFAA Arts Competition in Miami, Florida. Since retiring from the stage in May 2013, Alexandra has staged Ma Cong's works at Ballet Des Moines and at Kansas City Dance Festival, and most recently assisted in the staging of Rooster by Christopher Bruce at Tulsa Ballet. She is also on faculty with the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education as a ballet and contemporary instructor and continues to teach master classes and summer intensives across the US.