Tracey Alvey Dip. PDTC (RAD London)
Tracey Alvey, Artistic Director, was born in Kent, England and started dancing at the age of nine being initially selected for admission to the Bush Davies Ballet School then invited to complete her training at The Royal Ballet School. As a dancer she has performed at the highest levels throughout Europe and the Far East as well as North America performing lead roles in the majority of renowned productions including "Swan Lake", "Romeo and Juliet"," Cinderella" and "Giselle". She was honored to dance before numerous Royalty including Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana. At the end of her career Tracey was invited by the Royal Academy of Dance to attend their demanding Professional Dancers Teachers course.
Her repertoire whilst dancing included Mistress of Ceremonies in "Graduation Ball", the White Pas de Deux in Frederick Ashton’s "Les Patineurs", Principal Girl in "Giocosa Variations" and "Counter Balance", the Elder Sister in "Transfigured Night", the Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella", Odette/Odile in "Swan Lake" and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet". She was promoted to Principal in August 1993 dancing the title role in "Giselle" and Swanhilda in the highly acclaimed production of "Coppelia". The title role in Matthew Hart’s 1995 production of "Cinderella" was created on Tracey.
In January 2001 Tracey accepted a position as teacher of classical ballet at Elmhurst School of Dance, which is recognized nationally and internationally as a Center of Excellence and is one of only three UK Schools receiving recognition and financial support for its exceptionally gifted students under the Yehudi Menuhin Scheme. Tracey is also the Director of the Alabama Ballet School where she recently introduced the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Tracey lives in Birmingham with her husband, where she is enjoying her eighth season with the Alabama Ballet.