Alexandra Wells (Springboard)

As Principal dancer of the Ballet National de Nancy, Ms. Wells toured the world and formed lasting partnerships with the late Rudolf Nureyev for six years and Patrick Dupont for four. Following her performing career, Ms. Wells returned to the USA and was offered the position of rehearsal director with Ballet Hispanico of New York. In 1995, she was invited to join the Faculty of l’École Supérieure de Danse du Québec. This experience would eventually lead her to create Springboard Danse Montréal in 2001 with General Director Susan Alexander. Over the past 15 years this project has become an international destination for world- renowned companies, emerging choreographers and dancers. Since 1998 Ms. Wells has been a full-time faculty member at The Juilliard School in New York City.  She also functions as an advisor, mentor and Colloquium facilitator for students in all artistic disciplines at Juilliard. 

Ms. Wells has been a guest teacher for many companies including: BJM Danse (Montreal), Ballet BC (Vancouver), Cedar Lake (NY), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (NY), A.I.M. Abraham in Motion (NY) and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (CO). She served as a curator for emergent choreographers as part of the M.A.D. Air performance series at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC) for 6 years. In 2010 she was selected by the Joyce Theater to be editing advisor on the Bessie Award winning production of Kyle Abraham's, "Radio show." In 2009, Alexandra Wells created the New York Summer Intensive, Movement Invention Project, for New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble. She acts as artist curator and is an Honorary Board Member for the “Legacy Project”, which celebrates the work of the iconic Canadian artist and choreographer Margie Gillis.