Alexandra (Sasha) Butman

Alexandra Butman is a graduate of Morris County School of Technology as a dance major in the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. There, she was an honors student and a part of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. In 2019 she was awarded the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance. During her studies at MCST, she was given the opportunity to co-choreograph two pieces entitled Reviving Memories and Farewell on her peers.

Outside of school, Alexandra studied at New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, a pre-professional school under the direction of Nancy Turano. During her time at NJDTE, she performed signature works by world renown artists like Loni Landon, Nancy Turano, Kate Skarpetowska, Jean Emile, Tim Stickney and Robert Garland.

She had the opportunity to spend the summer of 2018 and 2019 with the Ecole Supérieure De Ballet Du Québec in Montreal, Canada, under a full scholarship. In addition to studying more traditional styles of dance, Alexandra also studied character dance with Riverdance Soloist Andrij Cybyk and rhythmic gymnastics under Russian master of sport Natalia Ejova. This is Alexandra’s first season and she is so excited to be a part of Missouri Contemporary Ballet!