Alex Lantz began his dance training at age seven at the Rockford Dance Company in his home town of Rockford, Illinois and was accepted into the RWB School in 2006 at age 17. Recipient of the Arnold Spohr Scholarship and the Daimler-Chrysler Scholarship, Lantz has had a variety of performance opportunities. He danced the roles of Prince Charming in Cinderella and Franz in Coppélia with the Rockford Dance Company, and last spring was a guest artist in RDC’s Sleeping Beauty. He has also been featured in many RWB School Professional Division performances, including Pas de Quatre by David Moroni and the roles of Alain in La Fille Mal Gardée and Gamache in Don Quixote.
Lantz’s piece, The Sea Within Us, wowed the crowd at the RWB School’s First Steps Choreographic Competition 2009, earning him first place and the RWB School Award. The Sea within Us was also featured at the National Ballet School of Canada’s Assemblee International 2009 where it was performed with an international cast.
Lantz joined the RWB last season as an apprentice. He has performed with the Company in Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet, Dracula and Wonderland. He also joined the Company last year on a three-city tour to Israel as part of the RWB’s 70th Anniversary tour.