CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Joined OKC Ballet in 2016
Mary and Kris Dahlgren
Alex Schooling began her training at Ballet Theatre of Lancaster with Viktor Yeliohin in her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She went on to train with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). She graduated with honors from Butler University with degrees in Dance Performance and Peace and Conflict Studies
Schooling joined Oklahoma City Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2018. Her repertoire includes works by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Penny Saunders, Jessica Lang, Septime Webre, Michael Pink, and Nicolo Fonte. She has had the opportunity to originate roles in new works by Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, Nicolo Fonte, and Robert Mills. Some of Alex’s most memorable roles include Second Theme Soloist in The Four Temperaments, Coffee in The Nutcracker, and Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section.
Schooling received awards for Outstanding Performance from Butler University in 2014 and 2015. She is currently teaching ballet and Pilates at CeCe Farha’s Range of Motion Dance Studio. Schooling has choreographed multiple original works for Oklahoma City Ballet’s Future Voices: A Choreographic Showcase, as well as for Central Oklahoma Ballet Theatre, and looks forward to sharing more creations with the community.