Alexander Simpkins took his first ballet lessons in London with Suzanna Raymond and Denise Kelly. Aged 9, he began training at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters with John O’Brien. After completing his dance education at Central School of Ballet, he took his first job abroad in Austria with the Grazer Ballet. He was a member of the Ballet de Zaragoza in Spain for four years He returned to Austria to work in Linz and completed his career as a soloist with various companies in Germany. His repertoire included roles in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker (Prince and Fritz). He danced in ballets by Frederick Ashton (Les Patineurs), George Balanchine (Allegro Brillante), Derek Deane (Tres Poemas); neo classical works by choreographers such as Richard Wherlock, Davide Bombana, Robert North, Nils Christe and in contemporary creations including the work of Maya M. Carroll.
Alex has worked as a Guest Ballet Master for several companies in Germany. He completed a Master of Arts degree in teaching from the Palucca University of Dance, Dresden, where he also taught students on the dancer’s and dance teacher’s programmes. In 2014 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancer’s Teacher’s Diploma with Distinction. He has additionally trained as a Gyrotonic Instructor.