Alexander Mc Gowan was born in Austin, Texas. He received his dance training at the School of Ballet Austin (2000 to 2006), the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (2006 to 2009), the Orlando Ballet School (2009 to 2010) and finally at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, from which he graduated in 2012. That same year he joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice, was taken into the corps de ballet in 2013 and promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2016. With the begin of the 2018-19 season he was promoted to Soloist.
His repertory includes leading roles such as Prince Siegfried in John Cranko’s Swan Lake, Basilio in Don Quixote (Maximiliano Guerra), Paris in Romeo and Juliet and Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (both John Cranko), the title role in The Soldier’s Tale (Demis Volpi) as well as solo roles in works by Kenneth MacMillan, Hans van Manen, Glen Tetley, Maurice Béjart, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Marcia Haydée, Uwe Scholz and Christian Spuck. Laszlo Berdo, Marco Goecke, Demis Volpi and Roman Novitzky have created roles especially for him.