Monday, March 23, 2015

Alexandra Cunningham - In the Spotlight


Alexandra Cunningham epitomizes beauty, grace, elegance, and sheer artistic brilliance on stage and in the studio. I have watched Miss Cunningham dance for almost half of her professional years and have seen her grow and flourish into a world-class ballerina.

What is so utterly amazing is that Cunningham could have chosen any field to go into - medicine, law, technology, public service, education, but she chose dance, a field within the performing arts which at times encompasses through artistic expression each of the many career paths for which she could have opted.

Ron Cunningham
Photo: Sacramento Ballet
Alex Cunningham is no doubt extraordinary. She is am amalgamation of her father, Ron Cunningham, known early in his career for his artistic inspirations as a principal dancer and choreographer with the Boston Ballet and her mother, Carinne Binda-Cunningham, known for her poise and beauty and technical expertise as a soloist, also with the Boston Ballet.


Carinne Binda-Cunningham
Photo: Sacramento Ballet
For the past 27 years the Sacramento community has been blessed with Ron Cunningham's creativity and artistic vision as Director of the Sacramento Ballet, and for the past 24 years we have enjoyed Carinne Binda's Cunningham's work alongside her husband on both creative and technical aspects of the ballets performed over their tenure at the Sacramento Ballet.

Now, that was just the lead-in to the reason for this brief "Artist Spotlight" article, and I apologize ahead of time to you,  Alex, for putting the added pressure on you.

Alexandra Cunningham
Photo: Sacramento Ballet
The Sacramento Community Center Theater should be packed Thursday night at the opening of Swan Lake, to see the culmination, the coming together, the apex of three brilliant artists' careers who not only share a love of ballet, but have something much more - they are family.

And when Miss Alexandra Cunningham steps on the stage to dance the roles of Odile and Odette, it is my hope that Sacramento stands up and takes notice of the trio of Cunningham's that have given so much to Sacramento!

I will be the first to stand and applaud them in their hard work and tremendous efforts to bring joy and art through the beauty of the ballet to the Sacramento community.




Now is the time to purchase your tickets before they sell out! There will be four performances of this incredible production of the grand ballet Swan Lake. Purchase tickets by clicking this link.


Opening night March 26 @ 7:30pm followed by three additional performances.
March 27 @ 7:30pm
March 28 @ 7:30pm
March 29 @ 2pm

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