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Employment History

Board Member
SLAVIN-NADAL SCHOOL OF BALLET

Member of the New York City Opera Ballet
American Ballet Theatre

Principal Dancer
Ballet de Monte Carlo

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Ballet Austin Founders and Artistic Directors, Ballet Russe dancers — Slavin Nadal Ballet

www.slavinnadalballet.com, 19 Jan 2016 [cached]

Alexandra Nadal, 1943 - 2015 Born in the West Indies, Alexandra Nadal received her initial training in Chicago from Russian emigre Andre Commiacoff and former Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) soloists Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay.

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Ms. Nadal has also been a member of the New York City Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer with Ballet de Monte Carlo under the patronage of Prince Ranier and Princess Grace, and a Principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. While with the Winnipeg Ballet, she studied with Vera Volkova, who was the most internationally respected expert on and teacher of Vaganova technique long before this teaching method achieved the popularity it currently holds in the West. In addition to performing many of the great 19th Century classics, Ms Nadal has been coached in their ballets by choreographers such as Agnes de Mille, Leonide Massine, Anton Dolin and Eliot Feld as well as performing the works of Balanchine, Bournanville, Jerome Robbins and Frederik Ashton.
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Alexandra Nadal was the recipient of the 1987 YWCA'S Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award. She was the Founder of Ballet Austin and the Ballet Austin Academy, sharing this achievement with Co Founder, Eugene Slavin. The two also shared the role of Artistic Director for Ballet Austin and its predecessor - Austin Civic Ballet - for 17 years, from 1972 to 1989. Slavin and Nadal were inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2009, in recognition of their creation and artistic direction of the first and only professional ballet company in Austin, Texas: Ballet Austin.


The Directors — Slavin Nadal Ballet

www.slavinnadalballet.com, 9 June 2014 [cached]

Alexandra Nadal Born in the West Indies, Ms. Nadal received her initial training in Chicago from Russian emigre Andre Commiacoff and former Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) soloists Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay.

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Ms. Nadal has also been a member of the New York City Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, a Principal Dancer with Ballet de Monte Carlo under the patronage of Prince Ranier and Princess Grace, and a Ballerina with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. While with the Winnipeg Ballet, she studied with Vera Volkova, who was the most internationally respected expert on and teacher of Vaganova technique long before this teaching method achieved the popularity it currently holds in the West. In addition to performing many of the great 19th Century classics, Ms Nadal has been coached in their ballets by choreographers such as Agnes de Mille, Leonide Massine, Anton Dolin and Eliot Feld as well as performing the works of Balanchine, Bournanville, Jerome Robbins and Frederik Ashton.


Slavin Nadal School of Ballet - The Directors

www.slavinnadalballet.com, 15 Sept 2011 [cached]

Alexandra Nadal

was born in the West Indies. She received her initial training in Chicago from Russian emigre Andre Commiacoff and former Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) soloists Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay. In New York she continued training with some of the most influential teachers of the time, including Maria Swoboda and Leon Danielian. At 17, she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo for what was to be the company's last American tour.
Ms Nadal has also been a member of the New York City Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, a Principal Dancer with Ballet de Monte Carlo under the patronage of Prince Ranier and Princess Grace, and a Ballerina with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. While with the Winnipeg Ballet, she studied with Vera Volkova, who was the most internationally respected expert on and teacher of Vaganova technique long before this teaching method achieved the popularity it currently holds in the West. In addition to performing many of the great 19th Century classics, Ms Nadal has been coached in their ballets by choreographers such as Agnes de Mille, Leonide Massine, Anton Dolin and Eliot Feld as well as performing the works of Balanchine, Bournanville, Jerome Robbins and Frederik Ashton.


Slavin Nadal School of Ballet - The Directors

www.slavinnadalballet.com, 27 June 2008 [cached]

Alexandra Nadal was born in the West Indies.She received her initial training in Chicago from Russian emigre Andre Commiacoff and former Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) soloists Richard Ellis and Christine DuBoulay.In New York she continued training with some of the most influential teachers of the time, including Maria Swoboda and Leon Danielian.At 17, she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo for what was to be the company's last American tour.

Ms Nadal has also been a member of the New York City Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, a Principal Dancer with Ballet de Monte Carlo under the patronage of Prince Ranier and Princess Grace, and a Ballerina with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.While with the Winnipeg Ballet, she studied with Vera Volkova, who was the most internationally respected expert on and teacher of Vaganova technique long before this teaching method achieved the popularity it currently holds in the West.In addition to performing many of the great 19th Century classics, Ms Nadal has been coached in their ballets by choreographers such as Agnes de Mille, Leonide Massine, Anton Dolin and Eliot Feld as well as performing the works


Her longtime ballet instructor and ...

www.klru.org, $reference.date [cached]

Her longtime ballet instructor and mentor, Alexandra Nadal, a co-founder of the Slavin Nadal School of Ballet and 2009 inductee into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, died in 2015 of a type of cancer being researched by Dr. Chang.

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