Alexander Mc Gowan


Alexander Mc Gowan



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.

He has created a choreography for the Noverre Society’s Young Choreographers: In for the Thrill premiered in July 2014.
Portrait Alexander Mc Gowan
© Carlos Quezada
Photo Carlos Quezada
Romeo and Juliet
C: John Cranko
D: Alexander Mc Gowan, Timoor Afshar, Aurora De Mori, Alessandro Giaquinto
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
The Taming of the Shrew
C: John Cranko
D: Alexander Mc Gowan
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Don Quijote
C: Maximiliano Guerra
D: Alicia Amatriain, Alexander Mc Gowan
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Under the Surface
C: Roman Novitzky
D: Alexander Mc Gowan, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
The Soldier's Tale
C: Demis Volpi
D: Alexander Mc Gowan
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
The Sleeping Beauty
Ch: Marcia Haydée
T: Alexander Mc Gowan
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett


Leading Roles and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier): Kiefaber
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart): The Rhythm
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq., La puerto del vino
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Basilio, Camacho, Cervantes, Don Quijote, Gypsy Prince
  • Große Fuge (Hans van Manen)
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko): Suite of hearts
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi): Lobosch, Merten
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck): District administrator
  • Lucid Dream (Marco Goecke)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): Hungarian officer
  • On Velvet (Marco Goecke)
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Captain Belaye
  • Poème de l´Extase (John Cranko): Vision
  • Romeo and Juliet( John Cranko): Carnival king, Paris
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Sirs (Bridget Breiner)
  • Source (Edward Clug)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Prince Siegfried, Rotbart, Companion of the Prince
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): solo role 2nd movement
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Capitano Adoncino
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Petipa): Carabosse, Prince of the West, Ali Baba, Cavalier
  • The Soldier’s Tale (Demis Volpi): Soldier
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): Solo role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Hortensio, Pas de six, Priest
  • workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles
  • Aurora's Nap (Johan Inger): Prince of Russia
  • Dancer in the Dark (Marco Goecke/Louis Stiens)
  • High (Louis Stiens)
  • La Rue (Laszlo Berdo)
  • Lucid Dream (Marco Goecke)
  • Or Noir (Fabio Adorisio)
  • Salome (Demis Volpi): Heron’s slave
  • The Soldier’s Tale (Demis Volpi)
  • Under the Surface (Roman Novitzky)

Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • Are you as big as me? (Roman Novitzky)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier)
  • Arena (Glen Tetley)
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart)
  • Concerto for Flute and Harp (John Cranko)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart)
  • Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck)
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck)
  • No Men’s Land (Edward Clug)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Othello (John Neumeier)
  • Poème de l´Extase (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée)
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

Own Choreographies

In for the Thrill World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers on July 17, 2014, Stuttgart Ballet
HELLO my name is XANDER World premiere at Noverre.Society: Young Choreographers on May 11, 2016, Stuttgart Ballet
Fraternal | Stories choregraphed together with Enes Comak; World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers on April 20, 2017, Stuttgart Ballet