Alexander Guzmán

ALEXANDER GUZMÁN

Puerto Rico

Alexander Guzmán was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. During his years at Ponce high school, he began to dance at the age of fifteen in the Ballet Señorial Company. After graduating high school, he began to study fashion design under the wing of renowned Puerto Rican designer, Rene Cruz. Alexander has trained in ballet with different professors from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Russia, and the United States. He has participated in several competitions including the World Ballet Competition and the International Dance Competition. His repertoire includes La Ventana Pas de Trois, Friends of Giselle, The Nutcracker, Aggufa, Beethoven, Swan Lake Pas de Trois, Laurencia, mi Voz, The Little Mermaid, La Peri Pas de Deux, Dracula, Carmen, and many others. In 2016, he traveled to Orlando, Florida to perform at Disney Performing Arts, taking workshops at the Epcot Center and Universal Studios.

 

In addition to dancing, Alexander is currently a fashion designer under the name Alessander Lee. He has designed and created costumes for Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s productions of The NutcrackerThe Wizard of OzCarmen, Dracula, and dance repertoire productions. Internationally, Lee created more than 15 costume designs for The Nutcracker in the production of Ballet de Camaguey in Camaguey, Cuba. Currently, he designs exclusive fashion and costumes for a wide range of events, and ballet productions and manages his new clothing lines called art•ive•ism & Alessander Lee Dancewear which includes uniquely hand-painted techniques and ballet skirts.

He joined Cleveland Ballet in 2022.

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