Alessandra Pasquali

Ballet for Dancers

10.01. – 14.01.2022, 10:00–11:30
15.01. + 16.01.2022, 11:00–12:30

Training for Dancers

Bio

Born in Italy, Alessandra Pasquali trained in England to then join, first the Vienna State Opera Ballet (1993-2005), and later the Berlin State Opera Ballet (2005-2014), under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov. She was later promoted to ballet mistress and assisted choreographers such as David Dawson, Mauro Bigonzetti, Giorgio Madia, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Alessandra was offered the position of first ballet mistress at the Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin (2014-2020), where she was responsible for 60 dancers performing daily 8 times a week.

Based in Berlin, she is now a freelance guest teacher at The Royal Ballet in London, La Scala di Milano, the Vienna State Opera Ballet, Zürich Ballet, Teatro dell´Opera di Roma, Hungarian National Ballet, Slovenian National Ballet, Aterballetto, Ballett des Staatstheater Hannover, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ballett des Staatstheater Gärtnerplatz, and many more. Alessandra is also Ballet World Ambassador for adidas and has been Jury Member in various ballet competitions.

Class Description

My classes are based on the Vaganova Method, but I personally like to give extra focus on the coordination between the upper and lower limbs, starting with the exercises at the barre, which usually concentrate mainly on foot and leg movement. I like to challenge dancers to think actively to what they are doing and why, and to be aware of the work behind the movement.