Alexandra Zaslav received her dance training with the Richmond Ballet, and spent five years dancing as a student in Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion program. She then went on to train at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and graduated magna cum laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance. In 2016, Alexandra moved to Israel to dance professionally with KAMEA Contemporary Dance Company, before returning to school to pursue her Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Tel Aviv University. Alexandra’s research focuses on the role of dance in peace-building. As the Israel Residency Coordinator, she is excited to continue to develop the Minds In Motion residency in Israel and to bridge barriers through dance.
What is your favorite aspect of working at Richmond Ballet?
I grew up at Richmond Ballet, so for me, it feels like family. I also love how passionate and driven everyone is to create positive impact through dance.
What is your favorite aspect of living in Richmond?
I live in Israel now (in Tel Aviv). However, growing up in Richmond, I was always fascinated by the mix of old and new; the balance between a deep attachment to history and a new wave of vibrant and diverse culture, art, and food.
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Traveling – Living in Israel there’s so many diverse climates and landscapes (desert, mountains, beach) all within a very close area. I love to hike and explore nature. I also love to visit the many historical and archeological sites here.
The Minds In Motion Team at Richmond Ballet is made up of professional teaching artists and musicians who bring their love, passion and experience of dance to each of their students. They embody the organization’s belief that dance has the unique power to uplift our lives and bring communities together.