Alexander Tressor

Alexander was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. In 1976, his family immigrated to New York City. An independent thinker, world renowned ballet master, choreographer, author, documentary maker, and a cultural envoy. He travels the world and teaches ballet in some of the worlds most prestigious theaters:


New York 1976 to 1981

In 1976, the family immigrated to New York City. At the age of seventeen, he started studying ballet with David Howard and later at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet (SAB) with his father, Andrei Kramarevsky, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet. He continued his studies with Stanley Williams and Richard Rapp at SAB and, while on tour with Sophisticated Ladies in Moscow in 1988, with Assaf Messerer at the Bolshoi Theater. Alexander danced in SAB’s annual workshops with the New York City Ballet in The Tchaikovsky Festival in 1981.

1981 to 1992

Alexander’s theater credits on Broadway and in national and international tours include: Teddy and Alice, where he played young Franklin Roosevelt. On Your Toes, with Natalia Markarova and Valentina Kozlova. Zorba with Anthony Quinn. Woman of the Year appearing opposite Barbara Eden. Ain’t Broadway Grand, Sophisticated Ladies and Hello Dolly.

1992 to 2012

After directing and choreographing numerous industrial shows and commercials, in 1998 Alexander began working on new theater projects and created his own company tressorgroup with his friend and producer Nolen Bailey. The company has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Village Voice and numerous Russian-language media publications.

Teaching Experience 1988-2012

Alexander began his teaching and coaching career in 1988 while on tour with a Broadway show, Sophisticated Ladies in Russia. He was asked to teach Balanchine-style master class at the famed Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg.