Alexsandra Meijer joined Ballet San Jose in 2001. As a Principal Dancer, her repertoire includes Odette/Odile in Dennis Nahat's Swan Lake, the title role in Nahat's Giselle, the title role in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella, Juliet in Nahat's Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Roland Petit's Carmen, Swanilda in Nahat's Coppélia, the title role in Nahat's The Firebird, Karen Blixen (The Woman) in Flemming Flindt’s Out of Africa, Terpsichore in George Balanchine's Apollo, Long Tall Sally in Nahat's Blue Suede Shoes, Titania in Nahat's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Caroline in Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, Sanguinic in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, the role of The Lover in Michael Smuin’s Shinjü, Hedda Gabler in Val Caniparoli's Ibsen's House, Juno in Smuin’s The Tempest, and of course the roles of Tsarina Tatiana and Maria in Nahat's The Nutcracker.

She has had the pleasure of dancing a wide variety of styles by famous choreographers including Julia Adams, Lew Christensen, Agnes de Mille, Jessica Lang, Léonide Massine, Avi Scher, Twyla Tharp, Yuri Posikov, and Stanton Welch.

During the 2008/2009 season, Meijer was thrilled to have the opportunity to create a new work for the company, The Way We Fall, featuring music by Loop!Station.

She continues to perform guest artist roles at various festivals as well as with a variety of different companies. She has also performed extensively throughout China including the prestigious Shanghai Grand Theater.

Alexsandra Meijer is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Meijer was born and raised in Southern California. She received her training at Marin Dance Theatre, the Orange County High School of the Arts, and completed her Cecchetti training under the direction of Marnell Himes-Ushijima. She was awarded the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts scholarship and won the Disneyland Creativity Challenge Award.

 
photo by B.Shomler