Contemporary Master Class with Alex Wong
Alex Wong was born in Canada and began his tap and jazz training at the age of seven. At age ten, he started his ballet studies with the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000, Alex won two Junior World Titles in Tap and Showdance. Awarded with the Royal Academy of Dancing Solo Seal, Alex won the Audience Choice Award and was a Bronze Medalist in the 2003 Genée International Ballet Competition. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. In 2005, Alex danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before joining Miami City Ballet. In early 2007, Alex was promoted to the rank of soloist at MCB. Alex’s repertoire of leading roles include Balanchine’s "Symphony In Three Movements", "Agon", "Western Symphony", "The Nutcracker"; Twyla Tharp’s "Push Comes to Shove", "In the Upper Room", "The Golden Section"; Mark Morris’s "Silhouettes"; Edward Villela’s "Don Quixote"; Paul Taylor’s "Funny Papers"; Bournonville’s "Conservatory"; Stephen Mill’s "Hush"; Anton Dolin’s "Variations for Four" and "La Fille Mal Gardée". In 2009, Alex chose to audition for the FOX dance series “So You Think You Can Dance.” He was selected for the final Top 20 but was forced to withdraw due to contractual issues with the Miami City Ballet. After his SYTYCD season five audition, Alex was promoted again to the rank of principal soloist at MCB. In 2010, Alex was offered a position as principal dancer at MCB but declined the offer to pursue another shot at SYTYCD. He went through another grueling Vegas week, but again made the Top 10 contestants for season seven. Although often referred to as the favorite to win, Alex had to withdraw from the competition due to injury.