Alexia Cannizzaro

Alexia’s love of dancing began at the age of 5, when she began taking ballet lessons at Anita Coutts School of Dance in Ballarat. 

Following 10 years of classical training in her hometown Ballarat, Alexia was accepted into The Australian Ballet School where she trained from 2011 until 2013.

Late 2013, Alexia moved to Sydney to begin training with Studio Tibor where she joined the   pre-professional full time training program for the next 18 months. During this time Alexia was accepted and performed at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City (2014).

After returning to Melbourne in 2015, Alexia joined Melbourne City Ballet’s pre-professional bridging program “Finishing Year” before relocating to Kentucky (USA) to join Louisville Ballet for a two year scholarship with the company as part of their Trainee Program.

Alexia returned home to Australia and joined Melbourne City Ballet in 2017, commencing in the role of Junior Artist with the company during their national tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2017.

During Melbourne City Ballet’s season of Sleeping Beauty in April-May 2018, Alexia was promoted to Company Artist, after her performance of leading role Aurora.

Alexia then continued to perform featured soloist and lead roles in a number of diverse ballets, all while continuing to tour extensively around Australia (Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania).  This included taking part in an exclusive performance tour of “Alice in Wonderland” in the North and South islands of New Zealand in March/April 2019. 

Alexia joined MSCD in August 2019 as Operations and Marketing Assistant and covering dance teacher. 

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in production and performance management, particularly through her experience as a Ballet Mistress for Melbourne City Youth Ballet (2017-2019) and a Volunteer Tour Manager (2018). 

Her dance experience and intimate knowledge of the ballet industry additionally gives her a professional insight into the ins and outs of local & international competitions and audition processes. 

Alexia’s mission is to combine her passion for dance and aiding the next generation of dancers in their needs, goals and dreams.