Alexandria Finley

Ballet Instructor

Alexandria began her training at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy at age 3, completing all Royal Academy of Dance exams through Advanced 2 with Distinction. In 2016, she was one of ten worldwide recipients of the Darcey Bussell Bursary Scholarship for the Genée International Ballet Competition in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2018. While in Berkeley, she also performed with Berkeley Ballet Theater under the direction of Sally Streets and Robin Dekkers, including principal and soloist roles in Paquita, Coppélia, and The Nutcracker. She then joined the City Ballet of San Diego in 2021 as a trainee, following a hiatus from ballet to pursue a career in aerospace engineering. During her time at City Ballet, she has performed in La Bayadère Kingdom of the Shades, Don Quixote, and Elizabeth Wistrich’s The Nutcracker. She will be continuing with City Ballet of San Diego for the 2022-2023 season.