Alexander Skinner was born in Ottawa, Ontario and trained at The School of Dance and Canada’s National Ballet School. As a student at NBS, Mr. Skinner participated in a variety of local and international events including the Creative Challenge, the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony and Assemblée Internationale 2017. He took part in festivals such as the Holland Dance Festival, Yondering’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebration in Hamburg, Germany, and Diana Vishneva’s Context Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2017, Mr. Skinner was awarded the Peter Dwyer Award by Canada’s National Ballet School and the Canada Council for the Arts.
In 2017, Mr. Skinner joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice, and is currently a member of the Corps de ballet. His repertoire includes Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Dream, Etudes, Chaconne, Marguerite and Armand, Chroma, The Second Detail, Angels’ Atlas, Emergence, Being and Nothingness, Night, The Dreamers Ever Leave You and Orpheus Alive.
In 2020, Mr. Skinner was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble for Crystal Pite’s Angels’ Atlas. He was awarded the Patron Award of Merit in 2021, the David Tory Award in 2020 and the RBC Emerging Artist Award in 2018 by The National Ballet of Canada.