Alex Wong


Alex Wong was born in Canada and began his Tap and Jazz traning at the age of seven. At age ten, he started his ballet studies with the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000, Alex won two Junior World Titles in Tap and Showdance. Awarded with the Royal Academy of Dancing Solo Seal, Alex won the Audience Choice Award and was a Bronze Medallist in the 2003 Genee International Ballet Competition. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. In 2005, Alex danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before joining Miami City Ballet. In early 2007, Alex was promoted to the rank of soloist at MCB. Alex’s repertoire of leading roles include Balanchine’s Symphony In Three Movements, Agon, Western Symphony, The Nutcracker, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, In the Upper Room, The Golden Section, Mark Morris Silhouettes, Edward Villela’s Don Quxiote, Paul Taylor’s Funny Papers, Bournonville’s Conservatory, Stephen Mills Hush, Anton Dolin’s Variations for Four and La Fille Mal Gardee. In 2010, Alex chose to audition for the FOX dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance and made the Top 10. On the fourth week of the season, Alex injured himself during a Bollywood rehearsal, snapping his Achilles tendon, which would unfortunately take him out of the race as America’s favorite dancer. He then received surgery in Los Angeles and was given a timeframe of a year to fully recover. Alex has began to focus on commercial and theatrical work landing multiple roles including the TV series “Smash” directed by Steven Spielberg, “Glee,” and as a semi finalist on “American Idol.” On Broadway he portrayed Sniper in the original cast of “Newsies” and later in “The King and I.” In 2014/2015 he landed roles in NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!”, “Ted 2” and “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” and a co-starring role in the Starz series “Flesh and Bone.” Alex also continues to return every season as a reoccurring All Star on “So You Think You Can Dance.”