Alex Ossadnik was trained in Dresden, in the formerly Soviet occupied East Germany. After his career on the stage in Germany, France and the United States, he served numerous companies as teacher, balletmaster, choreographer and director since 1996 before joining Ballet Idaho in 2008.
As artistic director, choreographer and balletmaster, Alex has worked with artists from Alberta Ballet (Canada), Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Joffrey Ballet, Joven Ballet de Jalisco, and with personalities such as Natalia Krassovska and Galina Mezentseva.
Alex has choreographed an extensive repertory of chamber music ballets for Santa Fe Festival Ballet, for which he was Co-Founder and Ballet Director from 1996 to 1999. He also co-founded the Public Academy for Performing Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Atlantic Southeast Ballet in Charleston, South Carolina, and Ballet Pro Musica in Albuquerque, New Mexico for which he serves as artistic director since 2014.
Besides his adaptations of classics such as Coppelia, The Nutcracker , The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, he has created original full length ballets like Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz and, most recently,The Little Mermaid for Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico. For Ballet Idaho, Alex has choreographed among others The Rite of Spring, The Four Seasons, Circus, and in collaboration with the Boise Philharmonic The Creation of the World and Sacred Land. In February, Ballet Idaho will revive his Scheherazade by popular demand.
Alex has taught around the world, from Veronique’s Ecole de Danse in Bordeaux, France to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico besides numerous studios in South Carolina, Texas, Oregon, and Washington to Compania National de Danza in Mexico City and Marr Mac Dance Studio in Edmonton, Alberta and Ballet BC and Pro Arte in Vancouver, British Columbia.